Foreign News: Death of Auntie Voss

When the Nazis pried the great Liberal Jewish family of Ullstein loose from its 56-year-old publishing house last November, the Vossichc Zeitung, the family's greatest newspaper, somehow managed to survive. Older by 173 years than the House of Ullstein which took it over in 1914, 229 years older than Nazidom, as dignified as the London or the New York Times but far more venerable, the Vossiche Zeitung was "Auntie Voss" to Berliners. It had reported the battles of Frederick the Great and Napoleon, the rise of Bismarck and the rise of Hitler. Toward...