GERMANY: Rockabye, Comrades

West Berlin's Socialist Telegraf last week reported that state-run nurseries in Germany's Soviet zone have been ordered to lull their tots to sleep with a new nursery rhyme:

Hdndchen fallen,

Auglein senken,

Eine Minute

An Stalin denken.

(With folded hands,

While eyelids sink,

For a moment

Of Stalin think.)


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