EAST GERMANY: Parting Words

"Friendship, friendship, friendship!" chanted the 130,000 East Germans on signal from their Communist cheerleaders, "The friendship of our two peoples is one of the great achievements of our time," cried Nikita Khrushchev, and his voice boomed through the loudspeakers to the factory workers, government employees and militiamen herded in ranks into East

Berlin's huge Marx-Engels Platz for Khrushchev's farewell appearance.

Nikita Khrushchev had had a stolid and passive reception everywhere in East Germany, and his ire began to come up. After calling Hitler "the hangman of the international workers' movement," Khrushchev addressed...

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