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Jewish weekly journal in German founded in 1934 in New York. In the 1940s, the Aufbau developed into the most important journalistic forum of German-speaking emigration. It owed its success to a special form of journalism – consisting of a mixture of current news, profound political essays, and practical guides for everyday life. Due to the increasing integration of migrants and their descendants into American society, the Aufbau era came to its end.

The first edition of the Aufbau was published on December 1, 1934 in New York on the initiative of the Austrian journalist Edward Je…

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Christian Otto, Leipzig and Tekla Szymanski, New York, “Aufbau”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0056>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409

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