Kreuzzeitung

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The Neue Preußische Zeitung ("New Prussian Newspaper") was a German newspaper printed in Berlin from 1848–1939. It was known as the Kreuzzeitung or Kreuz-Zeitung ("Cross Newspaper") because its emblem was an Iron Cross (eisernes Kreuz).

The newspaper was founded during the revolutions of 1848 by Herrmann Wagener to act as the voice for Prussian conservatives, especially Leopold and Ernst Ludwig von Gerlach and Hans Hugo von Kleist-Retzow. The paper became the main artery for the Prussian Conservative Party's ideas, and it opposed Otto von Bismarck's plans for German unification during the 1860s and 1870s.

The Kreuzzeitung's most famous writer was Theodor Fontane, who wrote the English Article (1856-1870), while other contributors included Friedrich Wilhelm Adami and Johann Georg Ludwig Hesekiel.

The Kreuzzeitung was taken over by the Nazi Party on 29 August 1937; its last edition was printed on 30 June 1939.

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