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WANT IN GERMANY

INCREASE OF EXEMPLOYMEXT. The Copenhagen journal ‘ Socialdomokniton ’ reports a serious increase of unemployment in Berlin and elsewhere in Germany. People in Berlin are already ligating to buy third quality meat,” which is sold proportionately cheap. Queues are formed at midnight before the shops, which do not open until 8 o’clock in tho morning. Poor people sacrifice their night’s rest, encamping on tho pavement in the freezing night air. Ultimately they have to take whatever moat is given them and pay (Id to 7d a pound for it. Tho Berlin ‘ Vonvaerts,’ which as a result of negotiations conducted by two Socialist members of fhe Reichstag has resumed publication, says:—“Tho state of want, in spite of all means of assistance, has readied an alarming, extent, oven though we are now only at the beginning of tho catastrophe which lias befallen the people of Europe.” It further states that at the end of July the Textile Workers’ Union numbered 81,00(1 men and 52,000 women. Of these 12,000 have gone to the front, and 30,000 are unemployed. Many thousands too are working short hours. In Nuremberg, of 42,000.. organised workers, 12,000 have been called up, while half the remainder are now out of work. “ What will happen if tho war lasts long;”’ the ‘ Vonvaerts ’ asks. “ Masses of unemployed grow every month. What mighty efforts are needed to fight this misery. But it must ho made. Without victory over the want among the unemployed no really victorious war is possible.” Recently a crowd of needlewomen, estimated at 10,000, assembled outside the office in Berlin where work is distributed.

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WANT IN GERMANY, Issue 15662, 28 November 1914

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WANT IN GERMANY Issue 15662, 28 November 1914

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