Der Angriff

Der Angriff (in English "The Attack") is a discontinued German language newspaper founded in 1927 by the Berlin Gau of the Nazi Party. The last edition was published on 24 April 1945.

Der Angriff head
Masthead of Der Angriff from 30 January 1933 (Machtergreifung of Adolf Hitler)


The newspaper was set up by Joseph Goebbels, who in 1926 had become the Nazi Party leader (Gauleiter) in Berlin, and the party provided most of the money needed to ensure publication. The paper was first founded to rally NSDAP members during the nearly two-year ban on the party in Berlin. Der Angriff was conceived as a mass circulation paper that fought the hated "System" with rude and aggressive language. Antiparliamentarism and antisemitism were its self-defining themes. The most regular contributors were party functionaries; lead articles were usually written by the publisher, Goebbels, until 1933, and signed "Dr. G." Willi Krause, using the pen name Peter Hagen, was its first editor-in-chief. He was succeeded first by Julius Lippert, then in 1933 by Karoly Kampmann, and from 1935, by Goebbels's trusted friend Hans Schwarz van Berk. A further attraction of the paper were the political caricatures by Hans Schweitzer.

Der Angriff was first published on 4 July 1927 by the Angriff Press. Its motto was "For the oppressed against the exploiters". At first appearing once a week, then starting 1 October 1929 twice a week, Der Angriff became a daily newspaper with the subtitle "The German Evening Paper in Berlin" after 1 November 1930. After 1 October 1932 it published twice daily as "The Attack at Noon" and "Night Attack". After 1 February 1933, it appeared as the "Daily Newspaper of the German Labor Front" from the Eher Press, with Goebbels remaining as the publisher. It contained principally party propaganda, agitation against the Weimar Republic, and antisemitism; among many others it regularly attacked Bernhard Weiss, the deputy head of the Berlin police, who was Jewish.[1] For this it was temporarily banned on 4 November 1931 by Albert Grzesinski, Berlin's chief of police.

In 1927 the circulation was around 2,000. This number rose to 146,694 in 1939 and 306,000 by 1944. However, after the Nazis gained political power in Germany on 30 January 1933, the importance of the newspaper slowly decreased. When the Allies started the bombing campaign against Berlin, the circulation was increased to keep up the morale of Berliners. After 19 February 1945 Der Angriff was merged with the Berliner Illustrierte Nachtausgabe (Berlin Illustrated Night Edition). The last edition was published on 24 April 1945.

Related works

Nacht-Angriff was a daily paper also published by Goebbels. Issues in 1932 are described as "6. Jahrgang" (Year 6).[2]

Der Gegen-Angriff: antifaschistische Wochenschrift (The Counterattack: anti-fascist weekly newspaper) was an anti-fascist weekly published in Prague between 1933 and 1936 (139 weekly issues); and there were also Parisian and Swiss editions.[3]

In the movie Casablanca, a Nazi civilian whom Rick bars from his casino angrily says that he will report the snub to Der Angriff.

In the 1968 Hogan's Heroes episode War Takes a Holiday, the title characters use a false copy of Der Angriff to perpetrate an armistice hoax.


  1. ^ Joseph Goebbels. "Isidor". Der Angriff. Example: a 1927 essay attacking Weiss.
  2. ^ Some issues can be found in the Bodleian Library at Oxford.
  3. ^ Some issues can be found in the British Library, the National Library of Scotland and Warwick University Library.


  • Russel Lemmons: Goebbels and Der Angriff, 1994, ISBN 978-0-8131-1848-2 (Google Books preview).
  • Peter Stein: "Die NS-Gaupresse 1925-1933 Forschungsbericht - Quellenkritik - neue Bestandsaufnahme", 1987, ISBN 978-3-598-21299-4
  • Joseph Goebbels: "Der Angriff. Aufsätze aus der Kampfzeit" (Der Angriff - Essays from the Time of Struggle), Munich, 1935. Reprint of the essays in book form. Scanned version online.
  • Christian Zentner, Friedemann Bedürftig (1991). The Encyclopedia of the Third Reich, p. 24. Macmillan, New York. ISBN 0-02-897502-2

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Der Angriff (film), a 1988 West German television movie

Der Angriff, a Nazi newspaper


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List of defunct newspapers of Germany

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Allgemeine Zeitung

Das Andere Deutschland

Das Reich

Das Schwarze Korps

Der Angriff

Der Morgen

Der Pionier

Der Stürmer

Deutsche Allgemeine Zeitung

Deutsche Volkszeitung

Deutsche Zeitung in den Niederlanden

Deutsche Zeitung in Norwegen

Die Einigkeit

Die Rote Fahne

Die Fanfare

Financial Times Deutschland

Frankfurter Zeitung

Freie Presse (Alsace), not to be confused with today's Freie Presse (Saxony)


Israelitisches Familienblatt


Münchener Beobachter

Münchener Post

Neue Montagzeitung

Neue Rheinische Zeitung

Norsk-Tysk Tidsskrift

NS Månedshefte



Regensburger Echo

Rheinische Zeitung

Völkischer Beobachter

Vossische Zeitung

Max Finkelstein

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The Aggression

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Walter Stennes

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