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One week after Queen Wilhelmina went on record for a free Netherlands Commonwealth, to be democratically governed by all its people (TIME, Dec. 14), Adolf Hitler appointed Dutch Nazi Leader Anton Adrian Mussert "Leader of The Netherlands people."

The new stooge-boss of The Netherlands is a frustrated little fellow who stands on raised platforms to look taller and who married an aunt 18 years older than himself. When Hitler's heroes bombed 20,000 Rotterdam civilians to death, Mussert told Dutchmen that Hitler had been "sent by God."