Jewish immigrant paper under threat

11th March 2004, Comments 0 comments

11 Mark 2004 , HAMBURG - Aufbau, the newspaper founded by German Jewish immigrants in New York nearly 70 years ago, is facing an uncertain future with concern that financial resources to assure the paper's existence could run out at the end of March, the weekly magazine Der Spiegel reported. In its latest edition, the magazine cited Aufbau editor Andreas Mink as saying that the search was continuing for new financial backers. "Our existence is in acute danger if we cannot find a partner in the next few wee

11 Mark 2004

HAMBURG - Aufbau, the newspaper founded by German Jewish immigrants in New York nearly 70 years ago, is facing an uncertain future with concern that financial resources to assure the paper's existence could run out at the end of March, the weekly magazine Der Spiegel reported.

In its latest edition, the magazine cited Aufbau editor Andreas Mink as saying that the search was continuing for new financial backers.

"Our existence is in acute danger if we cannot find a partner in the next few weeks," he told Spiegel. The bi-weekly paper's resources are sufficient to keep it going only until the end of the month.

Mink said talks with large German publishing companies had failed, and now the search is on for alternative partners as well as donations to keep Aufbau afloat.

In May 2002 the paper was revamped into a "transatlantic" publication, with half its contents in English, in a bid to find a readership in the generations succeeding the original emigrants.

Aufbau was founded by German Jews fleeing the Nazi regime in the 1930s. Among the many luminaries whose articles appeared in the paper were physicist Albert Einstein, novelist Thomas Mann and political scientist Hannah Arendt.

DPA
Subject: German news

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