Education: Freedom in Berlin

The Russians got a special plum in their slice of the German capital—the world-famous, 139-year-old University of Berlin. Ever since the city was divided among the conquerors, non-Communist students and teachers have been trying to start a new university in the western sectors. Last week they had it. Its name: the Free University of Berlin.

U.S. Military Government had helped by supplying space, books, building materials and airlift coal—just about everything, in short, but the professors. Professors and instructors, however, were plentiful. They came, 134 so far, from all over Germany. Some of them are refugees from the Russian zone itself; twenty-three...

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