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Journalists between Hitler and Adenauer

Volker R. Berghahn


This book takes an in-depth look at German journalism from the late Weimar period through the postwar decades. Illuminating the roles played by journalists in the media metropolis of Hamburg, the book focuses on the lives and work of three remarkable individuals: Marion Countess Dönhoff, distinguished editor of Die Zeit; Paul Sethe, “the grand old man of West German journalism”; and Hans Zehrer, editor in chief of Die Welt. All born before 1914, Dönhoff, Sethe, and Zehrer witnessed the Weimar Republic's end and opposed Hitler. When the latter seized power in 1933, they were, like their fellow ... More

Keywords: German journalism, Weimar Republic, Adolf Hitler, Nazi Party, German media, mid-twentieth century, Marion Countess Dönhoff, Paul Sethe, Hans Zehrer, West German media

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780691179636
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691179636.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Volker R. Berghahn, author
Columbia University