Germany: End of the Dynasty

In the entrance hall of Villa Hiigel, the 200-room stone and steel mansion where Alfried Felix Alwyn Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach was born, 500 business, political and labor leaders gathered late last week for the funeral of the last sole ruler of the Ruhr's most powerful industrial dynasty. After the eulogies, a Krupp band struck up a miners' song called Glueck Auf (Good Fortune) and led the way out through a crowd to a hearse waiting in the rain. Behind followed ten Krupp miners bearing the oaken casket. Visibly in tears...

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