The Press: News for Germans

When Hitler's SS bullies were still in knee pants, the Frankfurter Zeitung was a great and influential liberal newspaper, respected the world over as "the Manchester Guardian of Germany." In 1934 the Zeitung was briefly suppressed for printing Franz von Papen's one & only anti-Nazi bleat (attacking the "fanatical" wing of the Party). After that the Zeitung kept its tongue in cheek. Skillfully buried in its dreary business columns were more facts about Hitler's Germany than were reported anywhere else; its editorials condemned anti-Nazi incidents as a means of reporting them, and slyly...

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