GERMANY: The Collector of Opinions

GERMANY The Collector of Opinions

From every nook in Germany they came. There were 119 generals and 40-odd colonels—much of what is left of the stiff-necked high command of Hitler's Wehrmacht. They met early this month in a smoke-filled beer hall in the U.S. zone city of Stuttgart; their host was a self-styled "aristocrat and man of the world": Ernst von Reichenau, brother of the Nazis' famed Field Marshal Walter von Reichenau.

Most of the brass were the kind whom Bonn promises to bar from the new German army, or would be vetoed by other nations under the terms of the European...

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