Unabhängige Zeitschrift für Kultur und Politik.
An important and quite rare, early collection of one of the most controversial papers in Germany. Originally a students paper it became more important when, from number 5 in 1961, Ulrike Marie Meinhof -who later played a role in the terrorist mouvement ’Baader-Meinhof Gruppe’- becomes the verantwortliche Redakteur, a sort of chief editor. Before that time her husband, Claus Rainer Röhl, had that function. The magazine usually publishes: Titelgeschichte; Ausland; Studenten; Karikatur; Film; Kunst; Konkret gesehen; Leitartikel. It has a varied content, all focussing on the great controversies of the period,with articles on Contraception; Abortion; Fascisme; Cuba; The Auschwitz process; Prostitution in Chicago; Sartre; Pandit Nehru; Martin Luther King; Henri Miller; Kennedy; Ulbricht; Langston Hughes. Ulrike Meinhof was chief editor from 1960-1964. and the issues offered include many of her articles and columns (See Jutta Ditfurth, Ulrike Meinhof:Bibliographie). Covers have interesting designs, satirical drawings and/or photocompositions, signed by Siko, Jutta & Jürgen Corleis, W. Grässe, Hermann Landefeld, United Artists, Karl Weisgärber a.o. The first number of 1959 has on the front cover the text of Günther Anders: An den Studentenkongress gegen Atomrüstung. Articles and contributions by (a.o.) H.M. Enzensberger, and several other important names from the period.