GERMANY: Labor Shortage

The month that Adolf Hitler came into power in 1933, German unemployment had reached the total of 6,013,000, within 10% of its all-time high. On Aug. 1 there were only 563,000 registered unemployed in Germany—a drop of 86,000 during July.

These few facts are the one outstanding economic achievement of the Hitler. Government. Though most Germans are quick to admit that 90% of it is due to rearmament and the sudden expansion of the German Army, that achievement is the secret of Hitler's popularity at home.

Though Nazi authorities have seen to it that important munitions plants be well supplied with...

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