Deutsche Rundschau is a literary and political periodical established in 1874 by Julius Rodenberg.[1] It strongly influenced German politics, literature and culture was considered one of the most successful launches of periodicals in Germany. Among its authors were Theodor Fontane (Effi Briest), Paul Heyse, Theodor Storm (The Dykemaster),[2] Gottfried Keller and Ernst Robert Curtius. Richard Moritz Meyer, a German literature historian, described Deutsche Rundschau as the printed university.[1] It was circulated with interruptions during the Nazi Germany until 1964.[3]

Book cover of 1st edition of Deutsche Rundschau (1874) (periodical ed. by Julius Rodenberg, Berlin)
Frontpage and 1st page of Deutsche Rundschau, Vol. XXVI (1881) with the beginning of "Das Sinngedicht", novella cycle by Gottfried Keller

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After Rodenberg's death, Bruno Hake took over as publisher, followed in 1919 by Rudolf Pechel. Until World War II, the Deutsche Rundschau was the mouthpiece of the Young Conservatives, and later of the conservative opponents of the Nazis. In 1942, Pechel was imprisoned and the periodical banned. Four years later, Deutsche Rundschau was again published by Pechel. After Pechel's death, the monthly continued to be published by his sons Jürgen and Peter Pechel, and by Harry Pross. Burghard Freudenfeld and Hans-Joachin Netzer were the last editors. The magazine ceased publication in 1964.[3]

The tradition of the Deutsche Rundschau is continued by its sequel -- Deutsche Rundschau a multi-lingual online magazine edited by Heinrich von Loesch. In this revised modern format, the Deutsche Rundschau continues its history as a family-edited publication, maintaining the tradition of non-partisan reporting on a wide range of political, economic and cultural issues relevant to Germany and its role in the world.[4]

Several other publications also used the title "Deutsche Rundschau", among them: Deutsche Rundschau, Harvey, North Dakota (1915–17);[5] Deutsche Rundschau, Cuero, Texas (1880-ca. 1900);[6] Deutsche Rundschau in Polen (1939);[7]

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Deutsche Rundschau". Harald Fischer Verlag (in German). 25 July 2019. Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  2. ^ Biography on
  3. ^ a b "Die Deutsche Rundschau Band 1 - 160". Museum-digital (in German). Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  4. ^ - Deutsche Rundschau
  5. ^ State Historical Society of North Dakota, Newspapers in Harvey Archived 9 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ University of Texas, Center for American History, Texas Newspaper Collection
  7. ^ Institut für Zeitgeschichte München-Berlin, Library Search Ostdeutsche Rundschau Archived 19 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine