ASTROLOGY AND THE BIBLE
on the Völkischer Beobachter (the daily newspaper of the NSDAP,
- T.W.M. van Berkel -
1920, the NSDAP acquired the Münchener Beobachter, a
weekly magazine, founded in 1887, which consisted of four pages. Its
name was changed into Völkischer Beobachter - Kampfblatt der
nationalsozialistischen Bewegung Großdeutschlands.
In the early twenties, the Völkischer Beobachter was an
anti-Semitic gossip paper. Because of this nature, its publication was
banned three times. The last time its publication was banned, was in
In February 1923, the Völkischer Beobachter became the daily
newspaper of the NSDAP. Alfred Rosenberg, in 1921 appointed by
Adolf Hitler as chief editor, made this paper a forum for Hitler and dr.
Paul Joseph Goebbels, the minister of
Propaganda, while maintaining the anti-Semitic character.
In 1923, the edition of the Völkischer Beobachter was 7000
copies. From 1930, this newspaper was published in a Berlin edition and
a South-Germany edition. A Viennese edition was produced from 1938. In
1941, the number of copies had risen to 1,2 million, in 1944 to 1,4
Diplomats as well as journalists read the Völkischer Beobachter
to keep themselves informed about changes and developments in
national-socialist politics and propaganda.
The end of the Third Reich also meant the end of the Völkischer
on Nostradamus in the Völkischer Beobachter, discussed on this
Kolonne des Nostradamus (dr. Th.Fr. Böttiger, May 27, 1940, Berlin)
Meern, the Netherlands, October 2, 2006
T.W.M. van Berkel
a major part, the information on the Völkischer Beobachter
is borrowed from the Encarta® Encyclopedie
basiseditie Winkler Prins 2002 and the Encyclopedia Britannica
Deluxe edition 2004 CD. [text]
author expresses his thanks to mr. A. Fiebig (Staatsbibliothek zu
Berlin) for the picture of the Völkischer Beobachter".