A study of the problems of contemporary Germany
This thesis is a survey of the problems of contemporary Germany as of January 1, 1955, based on an analysis of all readily available primary source materials, 1945-1954. These have included documents and reports of the U.S., U.K. and French Offices of Military Government for Germany; documents and reports of the U.S., U.K. and French High Commissions for Germany; documents of the West German Federal Government and its agencies; German newspapers, periodicals and other publications; reports of German political parties, trade unions and other organizations; The New York Times, Associated Press and United Press; the NATO Information Service; reports of the U.S. Congress; private U.S. and British publications; U.S. Department of State publications; reports of United Nations agencies; publications of European international organizations; and other miscellaneous governmental and non-governmental sources. Research methods have included the analysis and evaluation of the above data; conversations with German, U.S., British and French officials in Germany and in the United States; and visits to many parts of Germany and to centers of European cooperation, 1951-1953. This thesis attempts to set down the significant results of this research in summary form, to give the reader general, overall picture of present-day Germany and its problems.