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Judische Rundschau (German)
(Jewish magazine)
April 4, 1933
Zionistiche Vereinigung fur Deutschland (Zionist Association of Germany), Berlin
From the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica

The Judische Rundschau emerged from other German-Jewish newspapers in 1902 as the organ of the Zionist Federation of Germany. Along with the CV-Zeitung, the Judische Rundschau had the largest circulation of Jewish weekly newspapers in Germany; unlike the other Jewish newspapers, it was published twice weekly. The Judische Rundschau informed its readership in all areas of Jewish life in Germany and abroad. Its editor, Robert Weltsch, edited and wrote for the newspaper from 1919 until it was shut down after Kristellnacht in 1938. With the rise of the Nazi party in Germany, Weltsch guided his newspaper to reduce the focus on Zionism and deal with the fact of increasing anti-Semitism; the paper reported on the difficulties of living in Nazi Germany and guided its readers to emigration opportunities. The newspaper’s circulation dramatically increased during this period, reaching a total circulation of 40,000 copies in 1935. Weltsch’s most famous contribution to the newspaper was the lead article he wrote for this copy, April 4, 1933, entitled Tragt ihn mit Stolz, den gelben Fleck! (wear it with pride, the yellow badge). Weltsch wrote: “They accuse us today of treason against the German people… It is not true that the Jews betrayed Germany. If they betrayed anyone, it was themselves… Because the Jew did not display his Judaism with pride…”