As I DROVE UP THE HILL past the Casbah, the damp spots on the streets of Algiers were drying under the morning sun. When I reached that traffic circle high up from the harbor and looked back on the sea. I couldn’t help wondering how long it would be before I'd see something wet again.
FOR ALMOST TWO YEARS I was a secretary in one of the efficient offices Adolf Eichmann organized in Nazi-occupied countries to transact his infamous business: the extermination of Jews. I was employed in the division called, with grim Nazi logic, THE CENTRAL OFFICE FOR THE SOLUTION OF THE JEWISH QUESTION IN BOHEMIA AND MORAVIA.By Marika Robert24 min
On this young writer's first day in boarding school there was a Negro sitting next to him in class. At first he wasn't even sure the boy was a Negro — but as it turned, out, it was lucky for the Negro that he wasBy Peter Gzowski12 min
IN THE HARBOR AT HONG KONG lies Yaumati, a floating city whose forty thousand inhabitants live, work, beget and die aboard their junks and sampans. Many are refugees literally crowded out of the Chinese mainland, desperate families with nowhere else to go.By WILMON B. MENARD12 min
BERNARD GLAUM joined the Native Sons of Canada in 1957 when he was forty-one. The Sons were twenty-six and at the nadir of their fortunes. Their membership had shrunk from a peak of 150,000, which it had reached in the mid-1950s, to around 1,100 (a more accurate estimate is unavailable, since the Sons don’t give out figures now), and they were seldom heard from by the public.By Shirley Mair11 min
A RECENT SURVEY by the Canadian Institute of Public Opinion showed that a majority of Canadians favored socialized medicine. But in reply to the question “What do you understand by socialized medicine?” forty-two percent of those polled wouldn’t even hazard a guess.By HAROLD CHALLIS10 min
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