As Adolf Hitler last week showed more grimly than ever his determination to press his demands against Poland (see col. 3), the Free City of Danzig, the old Hanseatic town on the Baltic, became Europe's chief danger spot. Danzig is 95% German. It is ruled by Nazis. It is politically (if not economically) free from Polish rule. Students of the Treaty of Versailles have long criticized the detachment of Danzig from Germany at the World War's end and the placing of the city in the Polish customs union. If it is accepted that Austria,...

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