Berlin: Crisis of Confidence

West of the Wall, it looked like business and pleasure as usual. Warm weather piled up Europe's shiniest traffic jams in Berlin streets. Sailboats shimmied on the Wannsee. Just outside rifle range of Ulbricht's wasteland, Kurfürstendamm shop windows were mink-lined. But for all its air of defiant normalcy. West Berlin last week breathed suspicion and uncertainty. Dismayed at the Kennedy Administration's hints of concessions over Berlin, its leaders warned gravely that the people's nerves were wearing tissue-thin. Trumpeted Bild-Zeitung's front page: is GERMANY NOW BEING SOLD OUT? Declared one high official:...

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