|description||German daily newspaper|
|publishing company||Publisher May 8th|
|First edition||February 12, 1947|
|Frequency of publication||daily / weekend|
|Sold edition||25,600 - 27,900 copies|
|(Self-reported (media data 03/2019))|
|editor||LPG young world e. G.|
|executive Director||since July 1995 Dietmar Koschmieder|
|Article archive||paid archive since March 19, 1997|
Die Junge Welt (jW) is a national German daily newspaper . It sees itself as an independent, Marxist medium. After the journal was the central organ of the FDJ in the GDR from its foundation in 1947 to 1990 and after the fall of the Wall initially covered a broader spectrum from reform socialism to orthodox Marxism, from 1997 the journal narrowed itself to anti-imperialism and anti-capitalism . The editorial office and the publishing cooperative are based in Berlin .
Foundation and development in the GDR
The Junge Welt (later Young World written) was on February 12, 1947 the Soviet sector of Berlin founded. The first editor-in-chief was SED member (formerly KPD member) Adolf Buchholz . It initially appeared weekly in the Neues Leben publishing house , from January 1, 1950 twice a week and from March 1952 as a daily newspaper in the newly founded Junge Welt publishing house . From November 12, 1947, it was subtitled Central Organ of the Free German Youth , and from March 1, 1952, it was subtitled Organ of the Central Council of the FDJ .
In the GDR, the newspaper was the SED's instrument of rule. In the spring of 1953, the FDJ organ openly attacked the Young Community and attacked it as an “illegal organization of the Young Community”. Erich Honecker , the first secretary of the FDJ at the time , was charged with “cleaning up” the FDJ from supporters of the Junge Gemeinde . The young world and the young generation were instructed to discredit the work of the young community with inflammatory articles . This was intended to prepare a ban. After the construction of the Berlin Wall, the Junge Welt stirred up a veritable pogrom mood by triumphantly publishing reports of violent attacks by members of the Stasi and FDJ on opposition members and openly inciting them to imitate them. The circulation exceeded the million mark in 1977 and was 1.6 million copies in early 1990. This made it the GDR's daily newspaper with the highest circulation , even before the SED central organ Neues Deutschland . In the GDR, the Junge Welt was available by subscription and at the kiosk, unlike many other newspapers and magazines, without any bottlenecks. The last editor-in-chief before the fall of the Berlin Wall was Hans-Dieter Schütt , whom Uwe Stolzmann of Deutschlandradio Kultur described as a brilliant author, fine spirit and agitator, "in short: a demagogue ".
A total of 19 newspapers and magazines were published under the direction of the FDJ's own publishing house, Junge Welt . This was intended to influence the youth in a state-compliant manner and promote the communist upbringing of the young generation .
After the fall of the wall
On November 21, 1989, at the suggestion of the Central Council of the FDJ , the editorial team elected Jens König as the new editor-in-chief. In this function he replaced Hans-Dieter Schütt , who had headed the newspaper since 1984. König remained editor-in-chief until April 1994. The privatization of the Junge Welt publishing house and the associated newspaper was delayed until 1991, among other things because of Deutsche Bank's claims for repatriation of the publishing house's property in Berlin-Mitte. In April 1991 the newspaper was spun off from the publisher and came into the possession of a GmbH , in which the media group Schmidt & Partner (MSP) played a major role, which at that time also owned Titanic and the Elefanten Press publishing house . At that time Dietmar Bartsch was the newspaper's managing director at times . After the circulation had fallen below 100,000, the media group withdrew the right to continue publishing the Junge Welt from the GmbH in February 1992. The paper now went to Verlagsanstalt in Berlin GmbH, which belonged to one of the previous managing directors, namely Peter Großhaus, and later to azzurro-Medienverlag, but Schmidt & Partner remained the main owner, even if the exact ownership structure was not easy to understand. Even in this ownership structure took place in 1994 with the help of conceptual concrete -Herausgeber Hermann L. Gremliza a restart. After only eight months as editor-in-chief, Günter Kolodziej , later deputy spokesman for the Berlin Senate under Klaus Wowereit , was replaced by Oliver Tolmein in November 1994 . At the beginning of April 1995, however, the production of the daily newspaper Junge Welt was discontinued by the owner.
Part of the editorial team then continued to run the newspaper on their own. There was a “delayed management buy-out ”, that is, a publishing house 8. Mai GmbH was founded from the workforce with the help of a loan from a “southern Baden communist” , which published the newspaper. At the same time, a cooperative was founded , LPG Junge Welt eG , which has held the majority of the shares since 1998. Editor-in-chief Tolmein did not join the re-establishment and was replaced by the former cultural director Klaus Behnken . The size of the newspaper was reduced from 24 to 16 pages, the sections women, media and ecology were deleted. In 1996 the young world initiated an International Rosa Luxemburg Conference , which has been organized every year on the second Saturday in January, with around a thousand visitors each year. The focus is on lectures and discussions on experiences of left movements and parties around the world and political developments in Germany.
Split of the editorial team
In 1997 the editorial offices were occupied by a large number of employees after the managing director Dietmar Koschmieder had deposed the editor-in-chief Klaus Behnken. The former produced emergency editions with three editors who remained loyal to him during the occupation, until the dispute ended with the occupiers leaving the editorial team. The editorial majority had founded the weekly newspaper Jungle World as a counter-project during the occupation and then continued it. Behnken's successor was Holger Becker, one of the three editors who remained loyal. After disputes with the management and the cooperative publishing the newspaper, he was replaced by Arnold Schölzel in February 2000 ; Werner Pirker and Ulrike Schulz , the other two employees who remained loyal to the young world in the 1997 conflict , left the newspaper with him, although Pirker later returned as an author.
Shortly after the split in 1998 , a company collective agreement was concluded with the IG Medien - Druck und Papier, Journalistik und Kunst . The contract, which is regarded as “unusual”, makes it possible to negotiate wages between the works council , union representatives and the publishing house management itself.
The domestic policy department was headed from 2002 to 2005 by Ulla Jelpke , who was previously a member of the German Bundestag and then left the newspaper for parliament. In September 2004 the newspaper format was changed from the tabloid to the twice as large Berlin format. This unusual step - the trend in some countries at that time went from broadsheet to tabloid format and was also carried out by the Frankfurter Rundschau in 2007 - was forced on the newspaper by changes in the print shop. At the end of 2012, the newspaper was close to being discontinued, but was able to be maintained by increasing sales by 1,000 to 18,000 copies.
In March 2013, the young world started a campaign that it had designed itself to increase retail sales, which also included online measures in social networks and a nationwide distribution campaign on May 1st. The Axel Springer Sales Service as a sales partner of jW supported the campaign.
Since April 23, 2016, the young world has been available nationwide as well as in Switzerland and Austria for the press trade, after it is no longer only printed in the Berliner Union Druckerei, but also at another location in Dreieich . At the end of 2016, the young world was facing economic ruin again. A loss of 953,000 euros had accumulated. From January to October 2016 alone, a loss of 144,000 euros was incurred. In February 2017, the Junge welt had problems placing radio commercials on MDR Jump and Ostseewelle Hit-Radio Mecklenburg-Vorpommern due to the ban on advertising of a political and ideological nature .
Ownership and Financing
The newspaper is published by Linke Presse Verlags-Förderungs- und Beteiligungsgenossenschaft Junge Welt e. G. (LPG). The model for the founding in 1995 was the cooperative model of the TAZ. Originally consisting of 32 members, the cooperative initially grew to 1000 members in January 2010. In September 2012, there were 1269 members, before the number of members in February 2017 exceeded 2000 for the first time, who had subscribed to more than 3900 shares.
Die Junge Welt is published by Verlag 8. Mai GmbH , which at the end of 2008 also took over the music magazine Melodie und Rhythmus , founded in 1957, and has been publishing it ever since. The cooperative currently holds 95.4 percent of the shares in Verlags- GmbH , the managing director Dietmar Koschmieder holds a minority share of 4.6 percent. After the end of 2015 a balance sheet uncovered loss had accumulated nearly one million Euros, a restructuring program was developed and implemented according to the newspaper until February 2017th For example, at a general meeting in November 2016, the cooperative waived part of the cooperative loans amounting to 350,000 euros and converted a further part of 500,000 euros into a silent contribution to the publisher.
The size of the newspaper is 16 pages Monday to Friday:
- Page 1: leading article, another longer article and short messages;
- Page 2: Interview, photo of the day, an article and other short messages;
- Page 3: Focus, mostly three articles of different lengths on a specific topic;
- Pages 4 and 5: Domestic Policy;
- Pages 6 and 7: Foreign News;
- Page 8: two comments (the second with the title “[…] of the day”), an interview and the heading “Transcribed”;
- Page 9: Business section (under the title “Capital & Labor”);
- Pages 10 and 11: Feuilleton;
- Pages 12 and 13: Topic (a detailed article on domestic, foreign, economic policy, culture, history or Marxist theory);
- Page 14: Letters to the editor (Tuesday radio tips, Wednesday “Red Light”, Friday photo of the week) and information on television programs and events;
- Page 15:
- Mondays: reviews of political literature,
- Tuesdays: company and union,
- Wednesdays: Antifa,
- Thursdays: media,
- Fridays: feminism,
- Saturdays (weekend edition): history;
- Page 16:
- on working days: sport,
- Saturdays (weekend edition): action.
On Saturdays, in addition to the 16 pages, there is an eight-page supplement Laziness and Work . It usually contains an interview (2 pages), a report (2 pages), a photo report (2 pages), texts from the classics (Marx, Engels, Lenin) and Schwarzer Kanal (media criticism, one page in total). Sometimes a short story is also printed. A large crossword puzzle appears on page eight of the weekend supplement and under the heading Coole Wampe - a play on words with Kuhle Wampe - a columnist article supplemented with a cooking recipe.
Furthermore, supplements etc. appear regularly in the young world . a. on the subjects of literature, antifa , war / peace, feminism , football, economy, political prisoners (in cooperation with the Red Aid), wine, children, beginning of the semester / students etc.
The self-image of the young world is that of an independent Marxist daily newspaper, it sees itself as part of a left counter-public . The young world assumes the need for an anti-capitalist and internationalist left that pursues the goal of a socialist society.
It sees itself as anti-militarist and anti-fascist . They fought alongside ethnic -nationalist to neo-fascist aspirations and the content associated therewith, other forms group focused enmity . Social policy reporting is also formative. The structural changes to the social system (“Agenda 2010”, “Hartz IV”, etc.) represented by the respective federal governments as “reform policy” are rejected as “social cuts”, worsening inequality and “redistribution from the bottom up”. There is much room for contradicting the reduction of social opportunities , for trade union activities and industrial disputes and the initiatives that support them. Developments and debates in the Linkspartei.PDS and the WASG and the resulting party Die Linke , but also in smaller left-wing formations such as the DKP , Attac or the SAV , have been and are presented comprehensively and critically .
In two essays for a “Left Extremism ” dossier from the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb), the extremism researcher Rudolf van Hüllen counted the young world as one of the “organization-independent, left-wing extremist periodicals” (2008). It serves "traditional communist ideas" (2008) or is " traditional Stalinist " (2015).
The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution observes the newspaper and sees it as the “most important and widely circulated print medium in left-wing extremism”. The political and moral justification of the GDR and the defamation of the Federal Republic played an important role. They maintain “a traditional communist orientation” and propagate “the establishment of a socialist society”. The Office for the Protection of the Constitution continues to take the view that individual members of the editorial team and a large number of the authors belong to the “left-wing extremist spectrum”. It should be stated repeatedly that in contributions by the jW (about Kurdistan or Iraq, for example) violence is recognized as a means in the fight against capitalism and imperialism. Foreign guerrilla , terrorist and armed underground organizations such as the left-wing Colombian FARC-EP , the Basque ETA , the Kurdistan People's Congress and in particular Palestinian groups are reported benevolently and uncritically. They would be "reinterpreted" as liberation movements . Socialist states, especially Cuba, would be glorified.
Reaches and internet presence
According to the company, the sold circulation reached 17,000 copies after the restart in 1994 at the end of 2010. However, the circulation increased again and in 2016 a second printing location was established, so that the newspaper was available in retail outlets throughout Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland. In the meantime (2017) the mark of 20,000 copies sold daily has been exceeded. The circulation sold annually on “Labor Day”, May 1st, and distributed by local support groups at May rallies, was 150,000 copies in 2017, according to the company's own information. The statement by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution that the newspaper had a “circulation of 156,000 copies” in 2017 probably relates to this campaign and otherwise does not correspond to the facts. Contrary to the general and often dramatic decline in the circulation of daily newspapers, the young world was able to increase its circulation , especially in retail (2016). Since a relaunch in February 2006, the newspaper can also be read in full on the Internet; the archive has been freely accessible for the past three months. The article archive goes back to 1997. Visitors can announce political, social and cultural events and activities from the left spectrum in an appointment calendar. Inserts and series are also available online. A web feed is offered. On a monthly average, the website of jW 2006 had 3.4 million page views according to information provided by the company itself .
Previous editors-in-chief of the young world (incomplete):
|February to August 1947||Adolf Buchholz||first editor-in-chief, previously chairman of the FDJ in Czechoslovakia and Great Britain|
|August 1947 to February 1948||Horst Brasch||from 1942 chairman of the FDJ in Great Britain, 1965–1969 deputy GDR culture minister|
|February 1948 to September 1949||Rudolf Mießner||later employee of the television of the GDR|
|September 1949 to January 1954||Heinz Stern||later chief reporter for the magazine|
|1954-1960||Joachim Herrmann||1978-1989 SED Politburo member|
|1960-1966||Dieter Kerschek||later editor-in-chief of the Berliner Zeitung|
|1966-1971||Horst Pehnert||later Deputy Minister for Culture and Head of the Film Administration|
|1971-1977||Klaus Raddatz||later deputy chairman of the State Committee for Television in the GDR|
|1977-1984||Dieter Langguth||later deputy head of the "Agitation" department of the SED Central Committee|
|1984 to autumn 1989||Hans-Dieter Schuett||last editor-in-chief before the fall of the Wall, later at Neues Deutschland|
|1994||Kathrin Gerlof , Günter Kolodziej and Jürgen Elsässer||from April 1 to October 19, 1994 joint editorial management; Elsässer has been editor-in-chief of the Querfront magazine Compact since 2010|
|1994-1995||Oliver Tolmein||later a doctorate in law and an expert in medical law|
|1995-1997||Klaus Behnken||later co-founder and chief of service (quasi-editor-in-chief) of Jungle World|
|2000-2016||Arnold Schölzel||PhD philosopher, unofficial employee of the MfS|
|since 2016||Stefan Huth|
Accusation of anti-Semitism
The board member Daniel Kilpert of the "Coordination Council of German NGOs Against Antisemitism e. V. “, political scientist (MA), accused the jW of playing down anti-Semitic positions of the Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad in an essay for the Federal Agency for Civic Education . Kilpert criticized the fact that there Zionism is referred to as a “form of racism” which reinterprets the Jewish story of suffering “into a religious-chauvinistic cult of the chosen”. The “German anti-Semitism debates” are falsely portrayed as proceeding “according to the guidelines of Israeli propaganda officers”. A critical open letter from several authors to the editors had not been printed. The authors not named by Kilpert had accused the jW of "lately commentators ... in an unbearable belittling" of the anti-Semitic Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad, which "not infrequently" reads itself as a legitimation of his politics. One wonders how the jW “considerations” of neo-Nazis want to counter arguments ”. In 2006, the newspaper also had a “terrorist” as its author, Ismail Haniyya , chairman of the Palestinian Hamas .
In a review of the book Wer rettet Israel - a state at a crossroads by Arn Strohmeyer published in Junge Welt in 2013, the social scientist Rudolph Bauer compared the special responsibility of German politics for Israel's security, which, according to the reviewer, “is solely based on violence, killing and weapons "rests with the" Wannsee decisions "that" only now being fully cruel reality "would, and imputed" master race features "at the" militant [n] Judaism of the Zionist movement . " The anti-Semitism researcher Samuel Salzborn accused Bauer of having " clearly an anti-Semitic resentment " in his statements .
Employment of former MfS employees
The newspaper came under criticism in 2006/2007 from other media such as Der Spiegel and Die Welt because of the employment of former full-time and unofficial employees (IM) of the Ministry for State Security of the GDR (MfS) as editors and employees. Editor-in-chief Arnold Schölzel worked for many years as IM under the code name André Holzer . Peter Wolter , former head of the internal affairs department, was sentenced to a suspended sentence as a journalist from the West for passing on information in the Federal Republic of Germany. The former GDR agent at NATO headquarters, Rainer Rupp (code name Topas ), also worked regularly as a foreign policy writer for the newspaper.
Front page for the 50th anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961
To a photo of members of the combat groups on the western side of the Brandenburg Gate on August 14, 1961, the newspaper wrote: “At this point we simply say: Thank you!” Among them were 13 alleged blessings of the building of the Wall, including “Thank you” for 28 years of “Peacekeeping in Europe”, “ Club Cola and FKK ”, “ Hohenschönhausen without Hubertus Knabe ” and “without practice fee and two-class medicine”.
According to Telepolis - and former young world writer Peter Nowak , the front page read "as if GDR patriots and satirists had come together." The grouping of the emancipatory left in the party Die Linke started on the website "Freedom and Socialism" an appeal entitled “No cooperation with the 'Junge Welt'!” 31 former GDR civil rights activists , politicians and intellectuals then demanded that the Left Party end its cooperation with the jW . Gregor Gysi and a few other left-wing members of the Bundestag announced that they would, in addition to the existing suspension of advertisements by the parliamentary group in the print edition, also support an end of advertisements in the online edition. The criticism from the Left Party was mainly carried by the groups Emancipatory Left and Forum Democratic Socialism as well as the federal working group Shalom in the Left Youth Solid . The anti - capitalist left within the party contradicted the calls for a boycott against the young world . She explained that the appeal shows a “political stance that does not rely on discourse and debate, but on exclusion”. One sees "in him a questionable understanding of democracy and an attack on the freedom of the press".
- Eckhard Jesse : Journal portrait: International Rosa Luxemburg Conference . In: Uwe Backes , Alexander Gallus , Eckhard Jesse, Tom Thieme (eds.): Jahrbuch Extremismus & Demokratie (E & D) , Volume 30, 2018. Nomos, Baden-Baden 2018, ISBN 978-3-8452-9665-4 , Pp. 229-246.
- Norman Bock: Between repression and transfiguration. The “young world” dealing with the history of European communism (= extremism and democracy . Vol. 29). Nomos, Baden-Baden 2014, ISBN 978-3-8487-1111-6 .
- Anke Fiedler, Michael Meyen : Fictions for the people: GDR newspapers as a PR tool: case studies on the central organs Neues Deutschland, Junge Welt, Neue Zeit and Der Morgen . Lit Verlag, Berlin / Münster 2011, ISBN 978-3-643-11077-0 .
- Anke Fiedler, Michael Meyen : Those who are young read the Junge Welt - the history of the GDR newspaper with the highest circulation . Lit Verlag, Berlin / Münster 2013, ISBN 978-3-86153-749-6 .
- Arne Kapitza: Transformation of the East German press: “Berliner Zeitung”, “Junge Welt” and “Sunday / Friday” in the process of German unification . Westdeutscher Verlag, 1997 (Studies in Communication Science; 26), ISBN 978-3-531-13010-1 .
- Online edition of the young world
- Contributions from the self-supplement for the 60th anniversary of the Junge Welt
- Deutschlandradio Kultur - Book review "Who is young reads the young world"
- Nils Abraham: The GDR's political work abroad in Sweden: On the GDR's public diplomacy towards Sweden after diplomatic recognition (1972-1989) , Berlin and Münster 2007, LIT-Verlag, ISBN 382580268X , page 478
- Ilko-Sascha Kowalczuk , Armin Mitter, Stefan Wolle (eds.): The day X - June 17, 1953. The "inner state foundation" of the GDR as a result of the crisis in 1952/54. Ch. Links Verlag, 1995, ISBN 3-86153-083-X , p. 318 .
- The Young Community , on: jugendopposition.de .
- Wolfgang Weber : GDR - 40 Years of Stalinism: A Contribution to the History of the GDR , Arbeiterpresse-Verlag, Essen 1993, ISBN 3886340562 , page 61
- Uwe Stolzmann: Self-accusation of a stubborn man . In: Deutschlandradio Kultur . October 7th, 2009. Review of the book by Hans-Dieter Schütt: Happy damaged. Escape from the republic after the end of the GDR. Berlin 2009.
- Arne Kapitza: Transformation of the East German press . Westdeutscher Verlag, Opladen 1997, p. 119.
- Arne Kapitza: Transformation of the East German press . Westdeutscher Verlag, Opladen 1997, p. 161ff .; Christoph Links: The fate of the GDR publishers. Christoph Links Verlag, Berlin 2009, p. 261f.
- Taking care of the concrete Little foray through Hermann L. Gremliza's Brave New Young World , by Detlef Kuhlbrodt , taz May 20, 1994
- Arne Kapitza: Transformation of the East German press . Westdeutscher Verlag, Opladen 1997, p. 168.
- Arne Kapitza: Transformation of the East German press . Westdeutscher Verlag, Opladen 1997, p. 168.
- About the Rosa Luxemburg Conference
- How to Plant a Jungle jungle-world.com of June 27, 2007
- young world before the end? , Ruhrbarone , October 5, 2012
- Die: Readers save the daily newspaper “Junge Welt” , Handelsblatt , January 13, 2013
- "Junge Welt" wants to boost retail sales with a campaign , Horizon from March 4, 2013
- Sputnik started successfully , October 3, 2014
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- Press release of the young world of April 25, 2016: Ostdeutsche Tageszeitung creates expansion into the West / Tageszeitung Junge Welt for the first time in the German press trade
- Decline of the "young world": Marxism in permanent terminology , taz, November 10, 2016
- Inadmissible advertising ?: MDR shoots small white advertising pigeon from the “young world” , Stefan Niggemeier , February 14, 2017
- jW No. 19 of 23./24. January 2010
- Information on the cooperative Cooperative members according to the website (as of September 21, 2012)
- From: 70 years of young world, supplement of the jW of February 11, 2017. Retrieved February 21, 2017 .
- because of the crisis: Linke Tageszeitung takes over music magazine. ( Memento of January 22, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) at: presseportal.de , December 22, 2008.
- Junge Welt: Different ownership structure : the daily newspaper Junge Welt is 70 years old - and has been renovated.
- Column 'Coole Wampe' in the young world
-  Our cooperative . A brochure from the Linke Presse publishing, promotion and participation cooperative Junge Welt eG, December 2014, p. 5.
- See for example: Christoph Butterwegge, Lagen der Inequality. Poverty and wealth in the distorting mirror of the government report presented last Wednesday, in: Junge Welt, April 18, 2017, p. 12f.
- Rudolf van Hüllen: Left-wing extremist media. Federal Agency for Civic Education, April 16, 2008.
- Rudolf van Hüllen: "Anti-imperialist" and "anti-German" currents in German left-wing extremism Federal Agency for Civic Education, January 5, 2015
- Federal Ministry of the Interior: Constitutional Protection Report 2016 , p. 151
- Constitutional Protection 2010 ( Memento from March 3, 2016 in the Internet Archive ). July 2011, p. 132.
- Constitutional Protection Report 2006. June 2007, p. 152 ff , archived from the original on August 6, 2009 ; Retrieved May 20, 2011 .
- Constitutional Protection2007. June 2008, p. 135 ff , archived from the original on September 20, 2008 ; Retrieved May 20, 2011 .
- ots, young world: other ownership / the young world newspaper is 70 years old and has been renovated, in: presseportal, February 10, 2017, see:  .
- Circulation 150,000: Making the young world better known, in: Junge Welt, March 18, 2017.
- Federal Ministry of the Interior: Report on the Protection of the Constitution 2017, Berlin 2018. P. 161.
- The large IVW analysis of the regional newspapers. The editions of the largest 79 sheets, in: Fachmedien und Mittelstand, January 21, 2016, see:  .
- ots, Junge Welt: Ostdeutsche Tageszeitung creates expansion in the West / Tageszeitung Junge Welt for the first time in the German press trade, April 25, 2016, see:  .
- Martin Broszat, Hermann Weber, Gerhard Braas (eds.): SBZ manual: State administrations, parties, social organizations and their executives in the Soviet zone of occupation in Germany 1945–1949 . Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag, Munich 1993, ISBN 3-486-55262-7 , p. 689.
- Anke Fiedler, Michael Meyen: Who is young, reads the Junge Welt - the history of the GDR newspaper with the highest circulation . Lit Verlag, Berlin / Münster 2013, ISBN 978-3-86153-749-6 , p. 264.
- See: Discriminated Minorities in the Middle East, Anti-Semitism, Israel Hostility and German Politics, May 20, 2014, Centrum Judaicum Berlin,  .
- Daniel Kilpert: Anti-Semitism from the left. Federal Agency for Civic Education, November 28, 2006.
- Anton Maegerle : From Obersalzberg to NSU . The extreme right and the political culture of the Federal Republic 1988–2013. Edition Critic, Berlin 2013, p. 356 ff.
- Visible front . In: Der Spiegel . No. 28 , 2006 ( online ).
- The beautiful young world of the Stasi veterans. on: welt.de , March 21, 2007.
- Daniel Brössler: Die Junge Welt - a "party wing newspaper?" Www.sueddeutsche.de, August 19, 2011
- Paul Wrusch: 50 years of building the Berlin Wall: Left Party wants to terminate the “young world”. taz.de, August 16, 2011
- Peter Nowak: The wall, a satire and its victims. In: Telepolis. August 18, 2011. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
- Even left-wing politicians are attacking the “Young World”. www.welt.de, August 17, 2011
- Matthias Meisner : Gysi no longer wants to advertise in the “Young World”. In: Der Tagesspiegel. August 18, 2011.