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Der Schild (German)
Reichsbund Judischer Frontsoldaten E.V, Berlin
From the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica

This newspaper was published by a group of Jewish veterans from the First World War, the Reichsbund Judischer Frontsoldaten (RjF). The RjF veterans mostly held mainstream views, but they also emphasized German patriotism alongside articles designed to counter anti-Semitism. The circulation of Der Schild amounted to 17,200 readers in 1935. This issue from March 1935 celebrates the 800th year of the birth of the great Jewish philosopher, Moses Maimonides – an anniversary which was celebrated by Jews in writing and in commemorations around the world. Alongside this milestone, the editors highlighted the anniversaries of famous Germans: the 250th year of the birth of Johann Sebastian Bach and the 60th year of Hans Grimm. Print copies of this newspaper are held at just four European institutions.