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Das Andere Deutschland

  • Name:
    Das Andere Deutschland
  • Alternative names:

    The Other Germany

  • Kind of Organisation:
    Association
  • Introduction:

    Das Andere Deutschland was founded by German exiles. Opposed to the Nazi regime, it sought to represent ‘the other’ Germany, a tolerant, peaceful and humanist one.

    Word Count: 26

  • Content:

    Das Andere Deutschland was founded by a group of exiled Germans together with some other Germans already living in Buenos Aires. Opposed to the Nazi regime, the organisation sought to represent ‘the other’ Germany, a tolerant, peaceful and humanist one. It carried out cultural and political activities as well as solidarity actions and played an important role in the integration of German newcomers.
    At the beginning of June 1937, Das Andere Deutschland association was founded in Buenos Aires by the German community in Argentina together with German and Austrian political exiles opposed to the National Socialist regime. At first, Das Andere Deutschland operated as a committee to assist "all the victims of Hitler's fascism" (Argentinisches Tageblatt  1937, 3) who needed help.
    Originally, people from various ideological and religious backgrounds came together, their common ground being opposition to National Socialism.
    At the head of Das Andere Deutschland was Ernesto F. Alemann, director of the newspaper Argentinisches Tageblatt and president of the Pestalozzi Association. Other members were the artist Clément Moreau and the physiologist Simon Neuschlosz.
    Das Andere Deutschland used to meet in the premises of the Argentinisches Tageblatt newspaper, in Calle Tucuman 309. There it provided Spanish classes, assistance in getting a job, in processing paperwork and in obtaining residence permits. The newspaper devoted two columns to Das Andere Deutschland, becoming a platform for spreading information about the atrocities being committed in the concentration camps. Das Andere Deutschland launched a magazine that promoted the association's activities and reflected its political opinions. The first ten issues were published between May 1938 and February 1939. They were typed and intended for subscribers. From March 1939 the magazine was printed by the Argentinisches Tageblatt publishing house and sold from kiosks. This considerably boosted circulation, which in 1944/45 reached 4000/5000 copies!

    Word Count: 288

  • Known addresses in Metromod cities:

    Argentinisches Tageblatt, Calle Tucumán 309, Buenos Aires (editorial office).

  • Signature Image:
    Clément Moreau, Logo in Das Andere Deutschland, no. 45, December 1941.
  • Media:
    La Otra Alemania, fragment of Spanish cover Das Andere Deutschland, no. 45, December 1941.
  • Bibliography (selected):

    Friedmann, Germán C. “Sobre la agrupación Das Andere Deutschland de la Argentina: política, cultura y sociedad.” Identidad en cuestión y compromiso político. Los emigrados germano-hablantes en América del Sur(Bibliotheca Ibero-Americana, 170), edited by Sandra Carreras, Vervuert, 2019, pp. 61–86.

    Word Count: 43

  • Archives and Sources:

    Anonymous. “Aufruf an alle guten Deutschen, an alle ehrlichen Freuden Deutschlands.” Argentinisches Tageblatt, 11 July  11 1937, p. 3.

    Das Andere Deutschland (Buenos Aires), 1939–1949. Exilpresse Digital, Deutsche National Bibliothek (DNB), Germany, www.dnb.de/DE/Sammlungen/DEA/Exilpresse/_content/dasAndereDeutschland.html?nn=57142. Accessed 14 April 2021.

    Word Count: 40

  • Author:
    Laura Karp Lugo
  • Date of Founding:
    06-1937
  • Date of Disbandment:
    01-01-1949
  • Participants (selection):

    Ernesto F. Alemann, Clément Moreau, Simon Neuschlosz.

  • Metropolis:
    Buenos Aires
  • Entry in process:
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  • Laura Karp Lugo. "Das Andere Deutschland." METROMOD Archive, 2021, https://archive.metromod.net/viewer.p/69/2950/object/5145-9030940, last modified: 12-05-2021.
  • Clément Moreau
    Graphic Artist

    German-born Clément Moreau had to exile to Buenos Aires due to his political activism. There, he was well integrated into the artistic milieu and published his caricatures in many publications.

    Word Count: 31

    Photo of Clément Moreau, “Truppe 38” in Argentina, 1938 (© Schweizerisches Sozialarchiv).
    Clément Moreau, Logo in Das Andere Deutschland, no. 45, December 1941.Clément Moreau, engraving printed in Lamarque, Nydia. "Mitin de Frente Unico en París." Unidad por la Defensa de la Cultura, no. 1, January 1936.Clément Moreau, engraving printed in Lamarque, Nydia. "Mitin de Frente Unico en París." Unidad por la Defensa de la Cultura, no. 1, January 1936.Photo of Clément Moreau, “Truppe 38” in Ramos Mejía, Argentina, 1939 (© Schweizerisches Sozialarchiv).
    Buenos Aires
    Truppe 38
    Theatre

    German exile networks were very strong in Buenos Aires. From this community, Clément Moreau, a German caricaturist and anti-fascist militant, created the theatre group Truppe 38.

    Word Count: 26

    Photo of Clément Moreau, “Truppe 38” in Ramos Mejía, Argentina, 1939 (© Schweizerisches Sozialarchiv).
    Photo of Clément Moreau, “Truppe 38” in Argentina, 1938 (© Schweizerisches Sozialarchiv).
    Buenos Aires