Central Office for Public Information
(370 words)

Central Office for Public Information

A public opinion bureau conceived in March 1918 under the aegis of the Foreign Office, to be officially free from military oversight. Initially established in October 1918 as the Zentrale für Heimatdienst (Central Office for Homeland Service) under State Secretary Erzberger, it was renamed the Reichszentrale für Heimatdienst in November 1919. The establishment of the Central Office indicates the growing opposition among the German Supreme Army Command, the Kaiser, and the civilian Reich leadership. Politician…

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Brandt, Susanne, “Central Office for Public Information”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 23 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0118>
First published online: 2015

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