GERMANY: Again Berlin

One morning last week, a truck loaded with blue-shirted toughs from the Freie Deutsche Jugend (the Communist youth organization) rolled through a tiny hamlet near Dresden in Germany's Russian zone. As it ground to a stop, the blue shirts piled out shouting: "Farmer Fritz Merkel is a doppelzüngiger Reaktionär (two-timing reactionary)." Two trucks that followed disgorged half-frightened, vodka-drunk workers. On Communist orders, they rushed out to Fritz merkel's farm, smashed and scattered farm tools, opened chicken coops and rabbit hutches. some of them broke down the heavy door of the farmhouse and seized Farmer Merkel. He was beaten and...

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