GERMANY: Maria of Monschau

When the Americans marched into Monschau on the German-Belgian frontier last September, pretty Maria, a 17-year-old German, watched them in stony silence. But she confided her feelings to her lover, Peter, an SS man, in letters which she could not mail to unoccupied Germany. The letters were discovered when Maria was arrested last week for talking to a would-be Nazi saboteur.

"I feel it clearly," wrote Maria, "that we, the youth, are a sorely tried, but also a steeled youth and as hard as iron, destined to fight on for the ideal of our indispensable Führer. When everybody deserts the...

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