GERMANY: Seven Wonderful Days

"Leipzig this week," said an old German toymaker, "looks like Nürnberg when the Nazi rallies were held there—except that now the flags are red instead of red and black."

The Soviet masters of Eastern Germany were staging their own version of the 700-year-old Leipzig Fair. For one week, newsmen and prospective buyers from the West were allowed to enter the Russian-run forbidden land to look at 7,500 exhibits of Red Europe's industrial and agricultural products. Everywhere they went, their eyes met yard upon yard of red banners bearing quotes from Stalin.

"Keep Moving." Standout attraction of the fair was the Russian...

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