GERMANY: 'Ruffian Methods

Following the "plate glass riots" in Berlin, when nearly every Jewish department store had its windows smashed (TIME, Oct. 27), Prime Minister Otto Braun of Prussia decided last week that he needed a new, ruthless Minister of Interior. (In European countries generally the Minister of Interior controls the police.)

Logically Prussian Braun thought of Herr Wilhelm Karl Severing who, recently Minister of Interior for all Germany, handled his Schupo (national police) with such hard-boiled dash that they nicknamed him "The Dragon Slayer." Asked if he would consent to become Minister of Interior of...

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