Nazi-era papers now for sale in Germany

Project aims to give current generation a glimpse into life under Adolf Hitler prior to World War II.

January 13, 2009 13:17
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Nazi-era papers now for sale in Germany

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Most people today never had a chance to live in Germany in the 1930s and experience the events which led up to World War II. However, a London-based company is looking to change that by offering a glimpse into life under Adolf Hitler's rule through the sale of replicas of newspapers from the time, The Telegraph reported on Tuesday. According to the report, Albertas, a company run by Peter McGee, has begun selling copies throughout Germany of Der Angriff, the Nazi-run daily in the 1930s for €3.90 (£3.50). In an effort to remain unbiased and offer a broader picture of the period, the company is also selling Deutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, a conservative paper, and Der Kämpfer (The Fighter), a communist paper. "From today you will have a unique opportunity to read what information was available to your grandparents and your parents," the editor of the project, Sandra Paweronschitz told the Telegraph. "It should be read by people who would never read a contemporary history textbook but still value quality analysis of the information," McGee said. According to the Telegraph, while the company is being advised by a number of historians, including the head of the Center for Research into Anti-Semitism in Berlin, some German Jews have reservations about the project. "We're a tad nervous. The Gaza action is propelling thousands on to the streets chanting anti-Israeli slogans - it's not a great moment to give publicity to Joseph Goebells," said a member of the local Jewish community.

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