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Nazis Seize Control of Ullstein Publishing House

Another step in the “gleichsgeschaltung” or coordination of the German press was taken here today with the withdrawal of the Ullstein family control from the Ullstein Publishing Company, the largest publishing concern in Germany. The Ullstein firm not only published four daily papers, a number of weekly papers and a group of monthly magazines, but also published books, including the works of Feuchtwanger and Remarque, and ran a travel bureau besides.

Franz Ullstein remains on the governing board of the concern with eight Aryan colleagues and Karl Ullstein will be one of the five executive directors of the concern, the other four being Aryans.

Most of the Ullstein family stock in the concern is to be made non-voting stock and the voting stock that the Ullsteins still own will be neutralized by the inclusion of outside capital.

The Ullstein Company was founded in 1877 by Leopold Ullstein.

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