The Press: Death of the F.Z.

Death approached what was once one of the world's renowned newspapers. From Frankfurt-am-Main came news that on Aug. 31 the 86-year-old Frankfurter Zeitung will cease publication because of "a shortage of manpower and materials."

Before 1933 the F.Z. was probably the best paper in the Reich. Thorough, honest, culturally excellent, crusading, well edited, it had a circulation of some 250,000 (large for Europe) at its peak, a considerable circulation outside Germany.

The F.Z.'s owners were Jewish liberals. When Adolf Hitler began "Aryanizing" the German press, the F.Z. was taken from the Simon family...

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