Foreign News: Free Germans?

The Russian armies were some 19 miles inside East Prussia last week (see WORLD BATTLEFRONTS). What the Russians would do with Germany when they got farther was one of Europe's most arresting questions.

If Russia's planned economy of purpose in getting Rumania, Bulgaria and Finland out of the war was any clue, Russia had a plan for Germany. Almost certainly the plan involved the National Committee for Free Germany and the League of German Officers.

The Free Germany Committee was born in Moscow more than a year ago (TIME, Aug. 2, 1943). The League of...

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