Comrade Eisler's Turn?

December 1952
Time;12/22/1952, Vol. 60 Issue 25, p21
The article relates how Otto Grotewohl, Prime Minister of East Germany, addressed the issue of economic difficulties, destabilizing the supply of butter, sugar and meat in the early 1950s. Minister of Trade and Supply Karl Hamann was dismissed and jailed for incompetency. State Secretary for Food Rudolf Albrecht was heralded as a saboteur. Gerhart Eisler, who became chief of information in Soviet Germany, was also blamed.


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