Foreign News: The Visitors

The day after the big, rain-drenched Whitsuntide rally ended with torchlights and fireworks, several thousand Communist kids invaded Western Berlin. But it was not the kind of invasion that the Communists had originally planned. The kids from Eastern Germany swarmed into the free part of Berlin to stare longingly at the well-filled shopwindows, at the candy counters and the shelves of white bread. Few of the youngsters had money to buy these rare treasures, but West Berliners took them into shops and bought them food, and even clothing and shoes.

Many of the dazzled...

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