Publishing Association of the German Democratic Republic Union Conference (Hamburg, DE)

A publishing house without printing facilities that was situated in the German Democratic Republic. Until World War II the publishing house in Hamburg produced all German Seventh-day Adventist literature. After 1945 the Seventh-day Adventist churches in the German Democratic Republic could no longer have their printing done in Hamburg because of the changed political situation. The Sabbath school quarterlies, a devotional book, and the Morning Watch were printed by a state publishing house. Manfred Böttcher negotiated with government officials, and the way opened in 1962 to start a regular publishing program. After that, in addition to the periodicals, two or three new books and four to six tracts were printed, including major writings of Ellen G. White. After the reunification of Germany...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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