Johann Georg Reißmüller

Johann Georg Reißmüller (20 February 1932 – 10 December 2018) was a German journalist, a co-publisher of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ). He was a correspondent in Belgrade, then the capital of Yugoslavia, from 1967 to 1971. When the country broke up, he was instrumental in Germany recognizing Croatia and Slovenia.

Johann Georg Reißmüller
Born(1932-02-20)20 February 1932
Died10 December 2018(2018-12-10) (aged 86)
Occupation
  • Journalist
  • Newspaper publisher
OrganizationFrankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

CareerEdit

Born in Leitmeritz, Reißmüller grew up in Bohemia. He took singing lessons as a child. He had to leave after World War II in the 1946 Expulsion of Germans from Czechoslovakia,[1][2] and was deported to Vorpommern.[1][3] His father was arrested in 1950,[1] and Reißmüller escaped to West Berlin.[4] Reißmüller studied law at the University of Tübingen[1] where he obtained his J.D. in 1958, under Günter Dürig, with a dissertation about the limits of the common right to freedom (Schranken des allgemeinen Freiheitsrechts). From 1957 to 1961 Reißmüller worked for the JuristenZeitung (JZ) in Tübingen.[1][5][6]

He joined the FAZ on 1 April 1961, writing for the political editorial department.[1][5] He was a reporter in Belgrade from 1967 to 1971, then the capital of Yugoslavia.[5] His topics were communism in Eastern Europe, socialism in Yugoslavia and the churches there.[6] In 1974, he became one of five publishers (Herausgeber) of the FAZ.[6][7]

Reißmüller supported in his articles, almost 130 between 1990 and 1992, the recognition of Croatia and Slovenia, and was credited with his influence on politics when their independence was recognised on 15 January 1992.[1][8] In 1995, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Zagreb which was the only award he accepted.[1][9]

Reißmüller retired from the FAZ on 1 March 1999.[10] He performed songs from the early German Democratic Republic at the farewell celebration, accompanied by the journalist and musicologist Heribert Klein [de].[1][4] Several songs were published as a CD by Zweitausendeins [de], Uns gefällt diese Welt – Lieder der frühen DDR.[1][4]

Reißmüller died on 10 December 2018 in Frankfurt am Main.[8]

WorkEdit

MusicEdit

  • Johann Georg Reißmüller: Uns gefällt diese Welt – Lieder der frühen DDR. 55 min CD, Biton 4007 bei Zweitausendeins, Frankfurt/M. 2000.[4]

LiteratureEdit

  • Fritz Behrendt (author), Johann Georg Reißmüller (preface): Eine Feder für die Freiheit: Zeichnungen und Karikaturen 1950–2000. Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt DVA, 2000, ISBN 3-421-05347-2.

BooksEdit

  • Johann Georg Reißmüller: Jugoslawien. Vielvölkerstaat zwischen Ost und West. Diederichs Verlag, Düsseldorf 1971, ISBN 3-424-00409-X.
  • Johann Georg Reißmüller (ed.): 111 Zeitgenossen. 1st edition. Societäts-Verlag, Frankfurt 1977.
  • Johann Georg Reißmüller: Die vergessene Hälfte. Osteuropa und wir. Langen Müller-Verlag, 1986, ISBN 3-7844-2124-5.
  • Der Krieg vor unserer Haustür. Hintergründe der historischen Tragödie. Deutsche Verlags Anstalt, Stuttgart 1991, ISBN 3-421-06543-8.
  • Die bosnische Tragödie. Deutsche Verlags Anstalt, Stuttgart 1993, ISBN 3-421-06657-4.
  • Johann Georg Reißmüller (ed.): Dazu möchte ich bemerken--: Leserbriefe in der Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung aus 50 Jahren. Keyser, 1999.

EssayEdit

  • Johann Georg Reissmüller: Das Monopol des Bundesverfassungsgerichts aus Art. 18 des Grundgesetzes. Juristenzeitung 1960, pp. 529ff

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Kohler, Berthold (11 December 2018). "Ein eiserner Zeuge des 20. Jahrhunderts". Faz.net (in German). Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  2. ^ Péter Hahn: Literatur in Frankfurt: ein Lexikon zum Lesen. Athenäum, 1987, ISBN 3-610-08448-0 p. 459.
  3. ^ Ingeborg Lukas (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung): Sie redigieren und schreiben die Frankfurter Allgemeine, Zeitung für Deutschland. In: Die Zeitung. 1991, p. 89.
  4. ^ a b c d Kamann, Matthias (13 January 2000). "Kampfgesänge". Welt Online (in German). Archived from the original on 19 April 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
  5. ^ a b c K. Knauf: Criticón. 1988, Ausgaben 105–116, p. 117.
  6. ^ a b c Wort und Wahrheit. Band 24, Herder, 1969, p. 192.
  7. ^ "Im Weltraum siegt die SU: Uns gefällt diese Welt – Lieder der frühen DDR". Highlightzone.de. 8 April 2010. Archived from the original on 21 October 2008. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
  8. ^ a b Martens, Michael (15 January 2012). "Anerkennung Sloweniens und Kroatiens vor 20 Jahren: "Oder es wird zerfallen"". FAZ.NET (in German). Retrieved 13 November 2022.
  9. ^ Johann Georg Reißmüller geehrt. In: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. 23 January 1995, Nr. 19, p. 4.
  10. ^ Adolf Theobald (12 November 1998). "Presseschau: Das Pentagon der FAZ. Fünf Köpfe denken für Deutschland". Zeit Online (in German). Archived from the original on 18 March 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2011.

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