GERMANY: Holy Smugglers

Underneath their heavy coifs tears trickled down their cheeks last week as Sister Neophyta, 56 (born Maria Menke), now Mother Superior of the Order of St. Augustine at Cologne, and Sister Englatia, 57 (born Gertrud Dohm), faced their judges in Berlin's Criminal Court. The charge: smuggling 200,000 paper marks out of Germany contrary to the Reich's foreign exchange regulations.

"Are you guilty or not?" the prosecuting attorney kept roaring.

"I confess," said Sister Neophyta, "that I sent money abroad."

She was sentenced to five years' imprisonment, the loss of all civil rights and a fine of $48,400. Sister Englatia received a $400 fine...

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