East Germany: Joy, Not Jubilation

Long the Reddest, deadest corpse in the Soviet satellite closet, East Germany showed faint stirrings of unnatural life last week. East German guards were busy knocking a 5-by-9-ft. hole in the Wall as officials of both Germanys signed a pass agreement permitting West Berliners to visit relatives in the East zone five times a year. At the same time, thousands of East German pensioners began registering to go West with the cagey blessing of Communism's chief zombie in the Soviet zone, Walter Ulbricht. And when the satellite's nominal No. 2 man, Premier Otto Grotewohl, died of a stroke, he...

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