Verlag Pariser Tageszeitung
In December 1933 Georg Bernhard and some friends founded the publishing house Pariser Tageblatt which published a newspaper with the same name. Bernhard became the editor-in-chief and Wladimir Poliakov the publisher.
On June 11, 1936 a conflict between Bernhard and Poliakov escalated and Bernhard renamed the newspaper Pariser Tageszeitung.
Wladimir Poliakov was reported to have met with Arthur Schmolz, director of the press and propaganda department of the German embassy at that time. Supposedly he offered to sell the company and fired Bernhard in order to establish an editor who would follow a different path with regard of the newspaper and would be more loyal to Hitler and the Nazi movement.
Later it was proven that these accusations were untrue and the reason for the separation was a disagreement between Poliakov on the one side, and Bernhard, Kurt Caro (deputy editor-in-chief), and Fritz Wolff (editor) on the other side about the financing of the publishing house, the editorial and commercial management, and the course of the newspaper.
The Pariser Tageszeitung was published until February 17, 1940.
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- Vierteljahrshefte für Zeitgeschichte (1984) http://www.ifz-muenchen.de/heftarchiv/1984_2.pdf
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