question about "was alles" in a sentence

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question about "was alles" in a sentence

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Have I translated "was alles" correctly below?


Und es ist kein Ruhmesblatt für unsere heutige Zeit, was alles auf solche Heilsbotschaften hereinfällt, wenn sie nur von einem Doktor mit dem notwendigen Selbstbewußtsein vertreten werden.

And it is no glorious chapter of our present time, a time when everyone falls for [is fooled by] such messages of salvation, provided only that they [the messages] are represented by a doctor with the necessary aplomb/self-possession/self-confidence.

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Re: question about "was alles" in a sentence

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edmont hat geschrieben:
Have I translated "was alles" correctly below?


Und es ist kein Ruhmesblatt für unsere heutige Zeit, was alles auf solche Heilsbotschaften hereinfällt, wenn sie nur von einem Doktor mit dem notwendigen Selbstbewußtsein vertreten werden.

And it is no glorious chapter of our present time to see what ( e.g. institutions, parties etc) (and who, i.e. persons) falls for [is fooled by] such messages of salvation, provided only that they [the messages] are represented by a doctor with the necessary aplomb/self-possession/self-confidence.

Thank you for any assistance.
Nearly, but not quite! :)
Not sure that the English is wonderful but this is what is meant...

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Re: question about "was alles" in a sentence

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Duckduck, thanks! :prost: 

I think I might understand exactly now. Let me see if I do. 

Where you have placed "to see what falls for..." could I substitute "to see all that falls for..." ?

Because if I can make that substitution, perhaps then I can get from there directly back to "was alles" -- I just turn it around in my head to get "alles was," and then I'm basically at "all that" -- the "all" being what you inserted: ( e.g. institutions, parties etc) (and who, i.e. persons)

Thus results, "to see all/everything/everyone that falls for ..."

Is "was alles" essentially "all that," as I've explained?  (I'm not concerned with perfect English at this stage, only with the meaning of the German...)

Thanks in advance for any comments!
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