GERMANY: All Too Human

Hapless, homeless little Nazis found a friendly light in an unexpected window last week. The Communist Party invited them to come in out of the cold.

At a mass meeting held by Germany's four major parties (Social Democrats, Communists, Liberal Democrats and Christian Democrats) in Berlin's British sector, shrewd, grey Communist Leader Wilhelm Pieck called for national unity and informed the Nazi small fry that they were welcome as comrades. Said he: "We call on all the little members of the former Nazi party who committed no crimes . . . penitent, nominal Nazis. . . ." Among the three thousand...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!