COVER: Fifty years ago next week, Hitler's legions began World War II, and darkness fell upon much of mankind
Nazi Germany's invasion of Poland on Sept. 1, 1939, started a titanic struggle that ultimately killed about 50 million people and changed the world forever. Here is the story of how it all began, plus vivid reminiscences by such varied survivors as Poland's General Jaruzelski and West Germany's President Von Weizsacker and a profile of that architect of evil: Adolf Hitler.
WORLD: The Polish crisis produces the unimaginable -- an East European government led by non-Communists
Solidarity, long an outlaw,...