Washington, D.C. Press Office-German Embassy, 1958. No Edition Stated. 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches; 215 x 140 mm), 19,  pages, in stapled wrappers. With a compliments card laid in. Transcript of a speech by Ernst Lemmer, a German government minister, about the worsening refugee crisis. He notes that millions have fled the German Democratic Republic -- which he calls the Soviet Zone -- since 1949. He blames increasing "Sovietization" of the GDR and denies GDR assertions that West Germany is enticing people to leave. An interesting insight into West Germany's growing alarm about the tide of refugees from the GDR. The Communist regime, of course, would build the Wall less than three years later. OCLC First Search shows about a dozen institutional holdings of this pamphlet. There were none in commerce as of August 7, 2019. SCARCE. Item #2004
CONDITION: Toning to edges, a few light creases, internally clean and unmarked. A Very Good copy.