GERMANY: Down with Cake!

This time Goebbels meant business. Orders went out for a sharp reduction in the amount of printed propaganda. Consumption of newsprint must be screwed down to 7% of prewar normal; well-known papers must merge or be suppressed. The Berliner Börsen Zeitung and the Deutsche Allgemeine Zeitung (onetime mouthpieces for business and the old guard) must merge; the Berliner Volkszeitung must die. Henceforth, the Berliner Illustrierte (with editions in Hamburg, Cologne, Munich, Stuttgart) would be the only picture weekly in the Reich.

First hot news to crowd the cramped remaining papers was a...

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