Religion: Unbreakable

Pastor Siegfried Schmutzler, 42, is a blond, ramrod-straight veteran who does not mind a fight. Last week he won a notable struggle with the Communist government of East Germany.

After he was demobilized as a warrant officer in the German Wehrmacht, Siegfried Schmutzler began to study theology, and in 1954 was ordained an Evangelical minister in St. Peter's Church in the East German city of Leipzig. The students of Leipzig University were his special concern; he volunteered to serve as minister to the Evangelical Studentengemeinde. This organization was no more political than a campus branch of the Y.M.C.A., but after the Hungarian...

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