Neues Deutschland provided firsthand accounts of the 20th Century’s most momentous events from the Cold War’s epicenter—the establishment of the German Democratic Republic, the Berlin Airlift, the Soviet space program, speeches by Kennedy (“Ich bin ein Berliner”) and Reagan (“Mr. Gorbachev, Tear down this wall!”), the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the reunification of Germany, and much more. Neues Deutschland endured through it all and continues publishing today as one of Germany’s national dailies, although its circulation, mainly in eastern Germany, is down from a 1980s zenith of one million.
Access over 70 years of East German and German history
The Neues Deutschland digital archive contains all obtainable published issues from 1946 to 2018, with an additional year’s worth of content added on an annual basis. The archive offers scholars the most comprehensive collection available for this title, and features full page-level digitization, complete original graphics, and searchable text.