GERMANY: Ethics (Spring 1947)

Law-Student Peter Klaus had spent a comfortable winter. Now, not even the peculiar terrors of spring could faze him. Opportunity had come to him one cold day last fall: as he was beating his way homeward from Berlin University, a coal truck (from the nearby Berlin-Zehlendorf coal yards) swung sharply around a corner and six briquettes fell at Klaus's feet. He hastily tucked away his precious find, glowing with the thought of hot soup and a heated room that night. Next morning he was back at the same corner with a burlap bag. For...

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