GERMANY: Two Voices

GERMANY Two Voices

He was a gaunt, one-armed man in his worn 50s, and he had to hold his notes close up to his eyes; age and ten years in German concentration camps had all but blinded him. When he began with a polite meine Damen und Herren, a buzz swept over the crowd of British journalists, uneasy at hearing German in a London press conference. As the speaker continued, there was more than his language to make his listeners uneasy. He was veteran Socialist Dr. Kurt Schumacher, who raised his voice on what was technically still enemy soil, and he...

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