Here is a firsthand report on the secret arrests - on charges of treason - of the editors of Germany's leading news magazine. Why did the Adenauer government attempt to suppress the affair? I have just returned to our Dusseldorf office. Momentous political developments recently rocked the German government. The government arrest of the editors of Der Spiegel, Germany's leading news magazine, almost brought Adenauer's downfall, even shocked the Germans. "Had Hitler's regime already returned - in disguise?" - many have been asking themselves. What is really important is not the men who were arrested, or the charges brought against them. What is IMPORTANT is WHY the government chose to silence its opposition in the same manner that Hitler crushed his opponents.
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