A Letter From The Publisher, Aug. 12, 1946

TIME was back on the newsstands in Berlin last week for the first time since Nazi Germany banned us for what it considered keeps. That was in the ominous month of May, 1939, when believing that world war was close at hand, decided to review the events which had led up to it under a new department called Background for War.

The implications that the late Herr Goebbels presumably got out of that issue of TIME were no longer of strategic importance to last week's Berliners, who snatched up their quota (3,000 copies) in an...

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