Foreign News: Favor

All over Vienna, posters bearing the pictures of long-missing soldiers plead: "Who knows anything about my husband . . . son . . . father . . . ? Last heard from at the Battle of Stalingrad. . . ." With heavy hearts Austrians wonder about their 100,000 soldiers who are still prisoners of war in Russia.*

Austria's four Communist deputies (Ernst Fischer, Johann Koplenig, Franz Honner, Viktor Elser) wrote to Moscow to ask whether something could not be done about the prisoners. Last week Generalissimo Stalin graciously replied: "The Soviet Government has decided to speed up the release and transport...

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