|Owner(s)||DSZ Druckschriften- und Zeitungs-Verlag GmbH|
|Political alignment||Far right|
The National Zeitung - Deutsche Wochen Zeitung (NZ, National Newspaper - German Weekly Newspaper) is a weekly, extreme right newspaper, published by Gerhard Frey, who also founded the far right Deutsche Volksunion (German People's Union) in 1971.
The DNZ, used as the Deutsche Volksunion's party organ, espouses many of the views held by The Republicans (Germany) (Die Republikaner). Frey has sought to distance himself from overtly extremist sentiments while insisting that most Germans desire an ethnically more-or-less homogenous society.
Germany's domestic intelligence agency, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz - BfV), announced in April 1992 that it had placed the DVU under surveillance to determine if the party met the legal definition of "anti-democratic", a classification that would permit the government to ban it. A similar investigation of The Republicans (Germany) (Die Republikaner) was announced in December 1992. Such surveillance legally can include government infiltration of the party, monitoring of mail and telephone calls, and interrogation of party members. The BfV classified both parties as "right-wing extremist" and "hostile towards the constitution"; however, as of 2012[update] it no longer classifies Die Republikaner as extremist and does not monitor this party any more.
- Cas Mudde (2002). The Ideology of the Extreme Right. Manchester University Press. pp. 66–79. ISBN 978-0-7190-6446-3. Analyzes many themes of the newspaper.
- Official Site (German)
- Stephan Braun, Alexander Geisler, Martin Gerster (2009): Strategien der extremen Rechten: Hintergründe-Analysen-Antworten. VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
- Wolfgang Benz W Benz, I Arndt (1989) Rechtsextremismus in der Bundesrepublik. Frankfurt a.M., Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag
- A Pfahl-Traughber (2006): Rechtsextremismus in der Bundesrepublik. München, C.H. Beck.
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