As I, as a worker, came to know them, the aims of German trade unions were political, and there were a number of various trade unions with varied political views.
I had to examine myself very thoroughly to find the right path personally.
As a cabin boy on a Norwegian sailing ship I earned five kronen a week in addition to my keep.
Although as a sailor I despised politics - for I loved my sailor's life and still love it today - conditions forced me to take up a definite attitude towards political problems.
The Diet was dissolved by a Reich Government decree.