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PAST GLORIES HAVE FADED
November 01, 1954
In the days of the Kaiser, Hoppegarten was the biggest and most elegant track in Germany. On its manicured track ran some of Europe's best horses; diplomats and aristocrats thronged its luxurious boxes. The Nazis kept up its tradition of top-hat and uniform display (below). All this, however, has now faded into the proletarian monotony of President Wilhelm Pieck's Communist regime: he and the Russian military are Hoppegarten's principal visitors today.
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November 01, 1954

Past Glories Have Faded

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In the days of the Kaiser, Hoppegarten was the biggest and most elegant track in Germany. On its manicured track ran some of Europe's best horses; diplomats and aristocrats thronged its luxurious boxes. The Nazis kept up its tradition of top-hat and uniform display (below). All this, however, has now faded into the proletarian monotony of President Wilhelm Pieck's Communist regime: he and the Russian military are Hoppegarten's principal visitors today.

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