GERMANY: Crime Club

Düsseldorf is grimy, hard and real, a city of 500,000 working souls, a mechanized inferno where the Gates of Hell turn out to be only blast furnaces. Last week in this German Pittsburgh baffled detectives and frightened citizens were enacting a tense, bewildering drama, macabre and outrageous.

Twenty atrocious murders in a few weeks, ten more slashings have reduced the citizens to a state of mind in which respectable women were to be seen in Lutheran Churches screaming that Satan again walks the Earth, imploring Heaven's protection. For several weeks Dusseldorf...

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