Das Schwarze Korps
This volume is a study of the weekly SS newspaper »Das Schwarze Korps« published between 1935 and 1945 under the aegis of Heinrich Himmler. With editor-in-chief Gunter d'Alquen at the helm, the mouthpiece of the SS quickly became the most widely-read weekly after the »Reich«. Pursuing an interdisciplinary approach that combines historical description and linguistic analysis, the study examines the history of the editorial board, the historical context, dependencies on political authorities, central themes, and the linguistic and formal character of the publication. Finally, these findings are drawn upon to essay a definition of the specific profile and status of »Das Schwarze Korps« in the overall journalistic landscape of the Third Reich.