East Germany: The Harder They Fall

East German Communists forever accuse West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer of harboring former Nazis in his government, but last week, to their acute embarrassment, a prominent ex-Nazi turned up right among East Germany's top twelve Communists.

The man was Professor Dr. Karl Heinz Bartsch, 39, a brilliant agriculturalist who in scarcely more than a decade soared from complete obscurity to a spot in Walter Ulbricht's Cabinet. First gaining prominence with his lectures on animal husbandry at East Berlin's Humboldt University, Bartsch was given a job controlling collective farms, soon was made Deputy Minister of Agriculture. Perhaps he did...

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