Transport: Detour

Like any other businesslike airline, K. L. M. (Royal Dutch Air Lines) likes to run from city to city by the most direct route. But last week its new special London-Warsaw plane service was routed via Copenhagen, Gdynia and south to the Polish capital, avoided the direct route across Germany.

Reason for the detour: In forced landings in Germany on the Vienna-London run, Jewish passengers with through tickets were taken up by the Gestapo and disappeared. Presumably they wound up in concentration camps.

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