REFUGEES: How Long Must We Wait?

Many of the thousands of refugees daily fleeing Communist tyranny make their way into Berlin. Last week, TIME'S Berlin Bureau Chief Emmet Hughes visited a city government office newly set up to receive them. Hughes cabled:

At the end of the dark corridor, a single candle glows. Only the candle keeps you from walking straight into the wall where it is held by a clumsy piece of wire, for here the corridor turns in a sharp L. Around the corner, you find yourself blindly stumbling over people's feet, and hear voices whispering. A voice hoarse with age or cold: "From Greifswald...

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