Letter from Berlin: The Campaign to Vilify Willy Brandt

May 1961
New Republic;5/1/61, Vol. 144 Issue 18, p7
Criticizes the character assassination against West Berlin's Social Democratic and candidate Chancellor Mayor Willy Brandt initiated by the Christian Democrats and Christian Socialists in West Germany in 1961. Response of West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer to the defamation campaign against Brandt; Background of Brandt during and after World War II; Description of his character by publisher Hans Kapfinger; Campaign platform promoted by Brandt; Role of communists in the defamation campaign.


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