GERMANY: Paternalism

¶ Opening the first Breslau Gymnastic-Sport Festival last week, Minister of Interior Dr. Wilhelm Frick announced: "Sport is a battle—and where there is a battle there are wounds and victims. Hitler's Germany, therefore, as the first country in the world, has created a fund of 100,000 marks yearly to provide for injured athletes."

∙ A new decree required that before Oct. 1, 1938 all Germans over 15 years of age must be ready to have themselves photographed, fingerprinted, and take out identity cards for which they will be charged from 40¢ to $1.20 each, depending on their economic status and the...

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