Berlin: Deutsche Staatsbibliothek, 1967. First edition. Hardcover. Signed Kunze in foreword (Prof. Dr. Horst Kunze, Generaldirektor). Oblong Quarto. 4 leaves, 29 newspaper samples in pouches. Original red cloth with gilt lettering on cover. GDR publication celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the October Revolution in 1917 touting the GDR as a pillar at the West front of the socialist sphere of influence.
The introduction gives an overview of the voices in favor and the voices against the Russian Revolution. Among the newspapers sampling the reaction to the revolution on their title pages are the Leipziger Voklszeitung, Vorwärts, Volksstimme, Berliner Allgemeine Zeitung, Berliner Volkszeitung, Deutsche Tageszeitung, Kölnische Voklszeitung, Vossische Zeitung, Weser-Zeitung, Hamburger Echo, all from 1917, Die Rote Fahne and Die Junge Garde from 1927, Die Rote Fahne, Fort damit !, Westdeutsche Kampfblätter, all from 1937 with newspaper head and article mounted, Neues Deutschland, Berliner Zeitung and Der freie Bauer from 1947, Neues Deutschland, Neue Zeit, National-Zeitung, Bauern-Echo, Junge Welt and Tribüne from 1957, and Neues Deutschland from 1967, pages 1, 2 and 3, all present in facsimile editions.
The survey is based on the holdings in the Deutsche Staatsbibliothek Berlin and includes bourgeois, reporting on the early days of the revolution, as well as progressive publications, appreciating the development in Russia. It closes with the call of the Central Committee to prepare for the 50th anniversary of the October Revolution on January 22, 1967. There is praise for the Social Democrat Newspapers echoing the improvement of class relations and the will for peaceful politics in the Soviet Union, followed by a brief outline of the historical development since the revolution, and closing with the statement: "There is only one way to solve the big societal problems of our time. It is the way of peace, democracy and socialism."
All newspapers are placed in clear plastic pouches and mounted to heavy stock paper. Text in German, partially Gothic script. Binding with bump at right lower corners. Heavy card stock with chips at corners and some of the pouches partially loosened. Card stock and newspapers age-toned. Very good- condition. Item #46819