VIENNA (Mar. 5)
A magazine published in West Germany, purportedly dealing in a critical and historical fashion with the rise and fall of the Nazi movement, was preceeded here with advance publicity leaflets carrying swastikas and portraits of Hitler. The magazine, “Das Dritte Reich,” published by John Jabn in Hamburg, appeared here this week and emerged as a nearly open pro-Nazi publication. A publicity leaflet stated that the magazine dealt with the “most exciting part of German history.”
Large segments of the magazine’s first edition were devoted to reprints of Nazi newspapers and magazines like “Voelkischer Beobachter” and “Der Stuermer” and carried quotes from an “Honor Book for the SA.” These reprints were mixed in with essays dealing with the background of Hitler’s rise to power and his takeover as Chancellor of the Reich on Jan. 30, 1933 and the reasons for Germany’s military disaster in World War II.
Christian Zentner, editor-in-chief of the magazine, said the goal of the journal is “to give an answer to so far unanswered questions about motives, causes and events” in the Third Reich. He also promised to “disregard taboos and avoid timidity against rightists and leftists” in the publication series.