WEST GERMANY: Rosie & the New Rich

They are seen everywhere in West Germany these days: plump, well-barbered, aggressive men, their eyes alert for opportunity or slightly lidded after a heavy meal. They travel from factory to bank to hotel in chauffeur-driven Mercedes 3005's; their women are gowned by Dior, Heim, Balenciaga. Liveried servants attend them at banquets in redecorated medieval castles. They are the new German millionaires, whose energy, efficiency and shrewdness have contrived, organized and engineered the astonishing miracle of West Germany's economic rise from the ashes of war.

Military Objective. Some of Germany's new rich have cultivated their indulgences along with their undoubted abilities....

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