Deutsche Rundschau

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Book cover of 1st edition of Deutsche Rundschau (1874) (periodical ed. by Julius Rodenberg, Berlin)
Frontpage and 1st page of Deutsche Rundschau, Vol. XXVI (1881) with the beginning of "Das Sinngedicht", novella cycle by Gottfried Keller

Deutsche Rundschau is a literary and political periodical established in 1874 by Julius Rodenberg. It strongly influenced German politics, literature and culture was considered one of the most successful launches of periodicals in Germany. Among its authors were Theodor Fontane (Effi Briest), Paul Heyse, Theodor Storm (The Dykemaster),[1] Gottfried Keller and Ernst Robert Curtius.


After Rodenberg's death, Bruno Hake took over as publisher, followed in 1919 by Rudolf Pechel. Until World War II, the Deutsche Rundschau was the mouthpiece of the Young Conservatives, and later of the conservative opponents of the Nazis. In 1942, Rudolf Pechel was imprisoned and the periodical banned. Four years later, Deutsche Rundschau was again published by Rudolf Pechel. After Pechel's death, the monthly continued to be published by his sons Jürgen and Peter Pechel, and by Harry Pross. Burghard Freudenfeld and Hans-Joachin Netzer were the last editors.

The tradition of the Deutsche Rundschau is continued by its sequel -- Deutsche Rundschau a multi-lingual online magazine edited by Heinrich von Loesch. In this revised modern format, the Deutsche Rundschau continues its history as a family-edited publication, maintaining the tradition of non-partisan reporting on a wide range of political, economic and cultural issues relevant to Germany and its role in the world.[2]

International editions[edit]

The internationally oriented Deutsche Rundschau, which has been published by Juri Klugmann in Canada since 1997, is an independent, non-partisan newspaper for German-speaking and German-learning persons. According to its own estimates, the award-winning publication today reaches some 80,000 readers in 148 countries. Klugmann's monthly Deutsche Rundschau publication, which strives to bridge national and cultural differences, is the modern-day version of the traditional cultural newspaper. References ""

Several other publications also used the title "Deutsche Rundschau", among them: Deutsche Rundschau, Harvey, North Dakota (1915–17);[3] Deutsche Rundschau, Cuero, Texas (1880-ca. 1900);[4] Deutsche Rundschau in Polen (1939);[5]


  1. ^ Biography on
  2. ^ - Deutsche Rundschau
  3. ^ State Historical Society of North Dakota, Newspapers in Harvey.
  4. ^ University of Texas, Center for American History, Texas Newspaper Collection
  5. ^ Institut für Zeitgeschichte München-Berlin, Library Search Ostdeutsche Rundschau