Vol. XXVI No. 7 … Verdict of the Three : Germany Must Atone ……. The course of Europe for years to come was set last week when the Big Three ended the Potsdam meeting. Germany was stripped of the power to make war against her neighbors and forced to atone for the damage done. The machinery for peace treaties was set up (see International Scene). The cover picture was taken at one of the final meetings. Associated Press Photo.