Preußische Allgemeine Zeitung

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Preußische Allgemeine Zeitung
Type Weekly newspaper
Owner(s) Landsmannschaft Ostpreußen
Publisher Landsmannschaft Ostpreußen
Editor-in-chief Jan Heitmann
Founded April 1, 1950 (1950-04-01)
Political alignment "Prussian Conservative"
Language German
Relaunched 2008
Headquarters Hamburg
ISSN 0947-9597
Official website Preußische Allgemeine Zeitung

The Preußische Allgemeine Zeitung is a German weekly newspaper published by the Landsmannschaft Ostpreußen. It was previously called the Ostpreußenblatt and was aimed mainly at German post-war expellees from parts of Central and Eastern Europe. The Ostpreußenblatt was first published in April 1950.[1] The readership of the Ostpreußenblatt was aging, so in 2003, in an attempt to discard the image of an internal newsletter and thus gain new readers, it was renamed Preußische Allgemeine Zeitung.[2]

The Preußische Allgemeine Zeitung states its political alignment to be "Prussian conservative".[3] It has been accused by the journalist Anton Maegerle of providing a platform for extreme right-wing authors.[2] The newspaper itself objected to this association and a description to that effect in a German Wikipedia article, issuing a press release which took issue with this classification[4] and publishing an article in support of their position by the French political scientist and PAZ collaborator[5] Jean-Paul Picaper.[6]


  1. ^ Gaida, Hans-Jürgen (1973). Die offiziellen Organe der ostdeutschen Landsmannschaften [The official publications of the East German Expellees' Organizations]. Beiträge zur politischen Wissenschaft (in German). Volume 15. Duncker & Humblot. pp. 151–158. ISBN 978-3-428-02848-1. 
  2. ^ a b Maegerle, Anton (2004). "Autorengeflecht in der Grauzone. Blätter zwischen Konservatismus und Rechtsextremismus" [Web of authors in the grey area. Newspapers between Conservatism and Right-Wing Extremism]. In Braun, Stephan; Hörsch, Daniel. Rechte Netzwerke – eine Gefahr [Right-wing networkd– a danger] (in German). VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften. pp. 37–38. ISBN 978-3-8100-4153-1. 
  3. ^ "Wer wir sind" [Who we are] (in German). Preußische Allgemeine Zeitung. Retrieved 2012-02-25. 
  4. ^ "Presseerklärung: Die Preußische Allgemeine Zeitung gehört nicht zur 'neuen Rechten'" [Press release: The Preußische Allgemeine Zeitung does not belong to the New Right] (Press release) (in German). Preußische Allgemeine Zeitung. 26 January 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  5. ^ PAZ-Mitarbeiter Jean-Paul Picaper
  6. ^ "'Gehört die Preußische Allgemeine Zeitung zur "Neuen Rechten" wie bei Wikipedia behauptet?'" [Does the Preußische Allgemeine Zeitung belong to the "New Right" as claimed by Wikipediat?'] (in German). Preußische Allgemeine Zeitung. 12 October 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 

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