Letters, Sep. 8, 1941



TIME'S cover of Dec. 23, 1940 was so good that it is being used in the Argentine as German propaganda, with slight alterations, however. Niemöller's face has been changed to that of F. von Bodelschwingh, and the swastika on the original has been replaced with the British flag.


Buenos Aires, Argentina

> Profanely ironic is the choice of Bishop Friedrich Franz Ernest von Bodelschwingh for the Nazi-perverted steal of TIME'S Niemöller cover. Called the "poor man's bishop," gentle, patriarchal, immensely popular Bishop von Bodelschwingh defied Hitler in June 1933, resigned as Reich Bishop of the German Evangelical Church one month after taking...

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