Berlin (May. 16)
An example of the tragic situation of the Jews in Germany was given to the world by the Nazis today when newspapers published by the so-called Ullstein Haus,” one of the largest newspaper publishing concerns in the world, were forbidden to carry an obituary on the death of Hans Ullstein, Jewish founder of the firm.
Herr Ullstein, who died last night, was 76 years old. Although officially he was still one of the leading directors of the concern, the Nazis long since had seized control of the many newspapers and magazines published by the “Ullstein Haus,” one of the largest newspapers, the Vossische Zeitung and the Tempo, were liquidated by the Nazis last year.
OLDEST OF 5 BROTHERS
Herr Ullstein was the oldest of the five Ullstein brothers who in the course of generations developed a string of newspapers in Germany which were considered among the best in Europe. The Morgenzeitung, one of the Ullstein papers still in existence enjoys even today, under the Nazis, the largest circulation in the country.
The Ullstein Haus also maintained a world-wide news service with a network of correspondents in the principal cities of the world. This service, however, was liquidated by the Nazis when they came into power. It is estimated that the Ullstein business at one time was worth approximately $25,000,000. The Nazis, however, ruined it within the first year of their coming to power.