Six Decades of Quality Journalism The History of DER SPIEGEL

Protesters in this archive photo from 1962 demonstrate against the arrest of SPIEGEL editors. A cover story critical of the poor state of the German military led to arrests and a major debate over press freedoms in Germany.

Protesters in this archive photo from 1962 demonstrate against the arrest of SPIEGEL editors. A cover story critical of the poor state of the German military led to arrests and a major debate over press freedoms in Germany.

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The front page of the Nov. 7, 1962 issue of DER SPIEGEL shows founder Rudolf Augstein in Karlsruhe, West Germany, after his arrest in the so-called "SPIEGEL Affair."

The front page of the Nov. 7, 1962 issue of DER SPIEGEL shows founder Rudolf Augstein in Karlsruhe, West Germany, after his arrest in the so-called "SPIEGEL Affair."

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