Signal. Sonderausgabe der
Berliner Illustrirten Zeitung.
Deutscher Verlag Berlin,
1940 – 1945.





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Wednesday, February 3, 2010   Reading Signal

Added another Bundesarchiv photo to the gallery.

Friday, January 15, 2010   Allied Airmen and Signal

We have posted a summary of three airmen's encounters with German propaganda on their escape routes across western Europe.

Thursday, December 10, 2009   Benno Wundshammer color slide

A color slide has been added to the 'Reading Signal' gallery — our thanks to the rights holder for granting permission.

Friday, October 16, 2009   Hilmar Pabel Letter

We have posted online excerpts in the original German text from a long letter by Signal correspondent Hilmar Pabel to his wife, written in the aftermath of a devastating air raid on Berlin.

Also new is a scan of a subscription banderole.

Friday, October 9, 2009   Covers of the Russian Edition

A gallery of the Russian edition's front covers, 1942 – 1945, has now been posted.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009   For Sale: Issues from the Steirischer Heimatbund

A correspondent from Slovenia is looking to sell a number of German-language issues distributed in the Südsteiermark.

The Südsteiermark was a district of German-occupied Yugoslavia that was put under civil administration. It was scheduled to be incorporated into the Greater German Reich. Since this did not actually happen, the Südsteiermark technically remained foreign territory, which meant that Signal could be distributed there.

The district is now a part of Slovenia. For details, see this article on the German Wikipedia: CdZ-Gebiet Untersteiermark.

Some of the issues bear the stamp of the Steirischer Heimatbund, a pro-Nazi organisation of ethnic Germans (Volksdeutsche).

The following "Heimatbund" issues are for sale: (updated 31 October 2009):

  • 1942: 8
  • 1943: 15
  • 1944: 2, 5, 8, 10, 13
  • 1945: 1

There are also these generic issues:
  • 1943: 14
  • 1944: 4, 9, 17

Offers may be submitted to the owner by email.

Monday, September 28, 2009   Finnish Advertisements

Click to access pageFinnish advertisements from wartime periodicals.

Monday, September 14, 2009   Reading Signal

Click to access pageA new gallery of reader photos has been posted.

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