SWEDEN: Us Swedes v. G

On his recent visit to Sweden, strutting General Hermann Wilhelm Göring, Premier of Prussia and Germany's No. 2 Nazi, laid an enormous, swastika-shaped contraption of laurel branches on the tombstone of his epileptic wife.* Last week an irate anti-Nazi raiding party entered the cemetery, carried off the Goring laurel swastika and left this note behind:

"Some of us Swedes feel insulted by Goring's violation of tombs. His wife may rest in peace, but beware of German propaganda on a tombstone."

*In The Brown Book of the Hitler Terror, prepared by a committee chairmanned by British Laborite Lord Marley, appears...

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