Foreign News: From Over There

On a drizzly afternoon last week, a train from Oranienburg rolled into Gesund-brunnen Station in Berlin's French sector. Haggard men in tattered clothes and bony, hollow-eyed women straggled onto the platform. Last to get out was a white-faced, white-haired old man with a frayed velvet-collared overcoat. He leaned gasping against a wall. "Yes, yes, from over there," he muttered. "I must be dreaming. Please don't ask me any questions."

Which Day Was Worst? The gaunt men & women were survivors of Eastern Germany's concentration camps. Released by the Russians as a propaganda gesture, they were the last of some 200,000 political prisoners...

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