THE NATIONS: Pieck's Progress

Signal honors came last week to Wilhelm Pieck, the little white-haired, pink-cheeked old (73) boss of German Communism. They came because, after the summer's respite, the Russians were opening a new, rougher phase in the battle for Germany.

Father Unity. Pieck had helped found the German Communist Party in 1919, has been a faithful party wheelhorse ever since. When Hitler came to power, he found a home-away-from-home in Moscow. While Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, at Yalta, discussed Germany's future with their ally Stalin, Pieck was busy making speeches to German P.W.s...

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