Foreign News: MAYOR OF FREE BERLIN

The man whose nerves must remain steady if West Berlin's 2,200,000 people are to remain free is Mayor Willy Brandt, a youngish Socialist with a lifetime of adventure already behind him:

Early Life. Born with the name of Herbert Frahm, on Dec. 18, 1913, the son of an unskilled laborer in the German Baltic port of Lübeck. At 17 joined the Socialist Party, fought against Nazis in street brawls. In 1933 fled on a fishing smack to Norway (where he had distant relatives), one leap ahead of Hitler's Gestapo.

In Exile. Changing his name to Willy Brandt and posing with fake Norwegian papers...

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