GERMANY: All Fools' Day

On Friday of last week news cables from Berlin to the U. S. seemed to be hinting at more than they could say: one Alfred Rosenberg—surely a strange name for a Nazi—had been appointed Chief of the Foreign Policy Division of the National Socialist Party. Foreign Minister Baron Konstantin von Neurath had offered his resignation and then withdrawn it. Three days later the world learned what had happened:

Appalled by the growing tide of world resentment against the Hitlerites and a Germany that could permit them to govern, realizing what desperate harm this was doing the nation's industry, Baron von...

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