Virtual Night of the Notables: Rudolf Augstein

Hello and welcome to Night of the Notables!

I am Rudolf Augstein, a writer, a politician, a journalist, and more. I influenced the people of Germany for so many years with my News Magazine, DER SPIEGEL.

LeMO Biografie Rudolf Augstein

In case you want to know, here are some quick facts about me:

  • I founded DER SPIEGEL which means The Mirror.
  • One time I went to jail for 103 days after voicing my opinion about the nation’s defense forces.
  • Week after week, DER SPIEGEL and I brought out stories, even if they were stories the authorities wished to conceal.
  • I used the influence I had through my publication to have an impact on the consolidation of the German democracy we know today.
  • I fought strongly for the freedom of the press.

Now, time to see if you remember some of these facts.

Quick test about me.

If you did well on this or not, good job. “The world is so big that all mistakes can fit in it”. Below is a bit of a reward for your efforts.

This is something very special to me that I am sharing with you all. It is my journal, never read by a single soul, until today… Enjoy!

Rudolf Augstein’s journal.pptx

Thank you for taking the time to learn about me and feel free to ask questions in the comments. In the future, remember to “say what is”.


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