Foreign News: The Long Fight

Paul Ausborn was a sea captain in the German merchant marine during World War I. When it was over, he sold his ship and bought a small apartment house in Berlin. He was a Social Democrat, a mild-mannered man with a firm conviction that Germany could become a peaceful, democratic nation.

In the early 1920s Ausborn fought against the thick-skulled youths lapping up the words of a pallid Austrian paperhanger, but by 1928 he was convinced that Hitler was destroying "everything that was decent in Germany." Ausborn left for Canada, to bring up his...

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