EAST GERMANY: Waiting for Justice

Dr. Karl Hamann, a grimly handsome gentleman farmer and a leader in the Liberal Democratic Party in the Russian zone, made his choice when the Russians set up the East German "Democratic Republic." He decided to play along, and was made Minister of Trade and Supply.

But he was often a little naive. In January 1952 he skipped across the border to visit relatives in West Germany incognito, was discovered and sent back. Another time, at the height of East zone food shortages, he made a propaganda visit to Bonn and was hit by an overripe tomato square on his chest....

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