EAST GERMANY: Rehabilitated Rival

In the late 19205 when German Communism was still in its adolescence, sly. ruthless Walter Ulbricht and scrappy, fanatic Franz Dahlem were two of its brightest stars and, hence, bitter rivals. Both were sent to take part in the Spanish civil war as political commissars. Both were soon ordered home, and Ulbricht obeyed, ending up in Moscow. But Dahlem stayed on until he had to flee Spain in defeat. He was interned in France, and subsequently turned over to the invading Germans. He wound up in a Nazi concentration camp. All this...

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