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Did the newspaper 'Voelkischer Beobachter' cover the 34-39 races?


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#1 duby

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 08:35

hellow

is there any one here know if the Nazi newspaper - "voelkischer beobachter" cover the grand-prix races of the 34-39 era ?

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#2 aldo

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 17:21

I guess yes.
When researching Rosemeyer's accident, I found large articles published in the daily. I also found a single copy of the illustrated supplement with plenty of images of GP races.
I do think that there are scarce copies of the daily following the denazification process and the harsh post-war winters: maybe at some national archive one may find the whole collection.

#3 duby

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 17:47

thanks

where are the archives based ?



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#4 Hans Etzrodt

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 05:10

The Staatsbibliothek in München has copies of Völkischer Beobachter. If the issues are stored on microfilm, they should be available also at other libraries in Germany. You might check Collindale in London. They have tons of stuff. Or check at the Austrian Nationalbibliothek or the Swiss Landesbibliothek.

http://www.bl.uk/col...ect.html#newsBL
http://www.onb.ac.at/
http://www.nb.admin....ex.html?lang=de

#5 aldo

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 09:13

I can add my personal experience to Hans's valuable info.
National Archives in Berlin have it, yet the request procedure is so time consuming that one has to apply in advance via e-mail/fax and then wait "only" a few hours for actual delivery of the documents.
People at the City Archives in Frankfurt are very collaborative and knowlegdeable. Waiting time is about zero.
Another try is the Deutsches Museum in Munich: very good collection of books and documents, very positive people.

#6 Hans Etzrodt

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 14:37

Originally posted by aldo
...Deutsches Museum in Munich: very good collection of books and documents, very positive people.

Aldo -here is the contact: <http://www.deutsches...m.de/bibliothek>
To my knowledge they do not carry the Völkischer Beobachter when I asked for it some years ago.