EAST GERMANY: Pilgrimage of Protest

From all points in East Germany, some 500,000 came to West Berlin last week for the second distribution of "Eisenhower packets" of free food. Lines formed early at 13 centers, beneath signs warning the people to keep mum about their identities and beware of informers. One twelve-year-old girl thought she spotted one: she told police that her East Zone teacher had been standing near her in the line, but had moved furtively away when she noticed him. The teacher explained that he had moved because he too had feared betrayal—by the little girl.

It was the journey back home that...

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