Foreign News: The Courage to Love

In Wiesbaden last week, kindly, silver-haired Theodor Heuss, President of the West German Republic, delivered a remarkable speech. It was the speech of a democrat and a Christian; it was also an item of evidence that, in the words of Chancellor Konrad Adenauer (TIME, Dec. 5), much that is decent has survived in Germany. Said President Heuss:

"We must discuss the abominable injustice that has been meted out to the Jewish people. We must ask . . . are we, because we lived in Germany, also guilty of this diabolic injustice? . . . The phrase 'collective guilt' is an oversimplification. It...

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