East Germany: Intolerable Conditions

"If people in Africa were treated like people in Central Europe, there would be an enormous outcry," West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer told a recent visitor. "It would cause a great crisis and speeches in the U.N. Yet 16 million Germans live under completely intolerable conditions in East Germany, and no one takes any notice." Events in East Germany last week went far to illustrate Adenauer's point:

> Determined to raise a conscript army in addition to the existing workers' militia, Communist Boss Walter Ulbricht's regime sent out draft orders to 524,000 men. The move provoked a rare outburst of...

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