East Germany: Reward

In its efforts to stem the steady and embarrassing flow of defectors into West Germany (5,191 last week), the East German Communist regime recently offered rewards to villages showing a record of three months without a single defection. Last week the first reward was won by the village of Gatow, near the Polish border. The local party secretary reported that the village had fulfilled the conditions and collected the reward. Next day, he skipped out himself to West Berlin.


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