TITLE

Utbricht's Worst Hour

AUTHOR(S)
Goldstein, Thomas
PUB. DATE
July 1953
SOURCE
New Republic;7/27/53, Vol. 128 Issue 30, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the meeting of Russian Premier Otto Grotewohl, Communist Party leader Walter Ulbricht, and a few other dignitaries of the Red regime with the workers of the Karl Liebknecht transformer plant, one of the largest industrial plants in East Berlin, Germany. The meeting held at the Liebknecht plant was one of many public appearances in factories, all part of a frantic effort to bridge the gulf of hatred and violence that had opened up between the people and the regime. No doubt the Communist leaders hoped that workers had been sufficiently intimidated by one week's rule of terror to treat the representatives of the dictatorship with due respect.
ACCESSION #
14471340

 

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