GERMANY: Hitler's Oldenburg

Lately Adolf Hitler's strength has seemed to wane. In the German State of Oldenburg last week he waxed mightily. The election was for the local Diet, but Chancellor Heinrich Bruning of all Germany went out to electioneer against the Fascists.

Result: In the Oldenburg Diet of 44 members, the Hitlerites raised their representation from three to 19, thus becoming the leading party. Roman Catholics and Jews, bitterest Hitler foes, number in Oldenburg 124,000 Catholics, 1,500 Jews. Total population: 545,172.

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