Numbering Schemes

When the Baracke was first published, each of the weekly editions was assigned a consecutive number, and the pages were numbered within each edition at the top of the page. As from No.19 the pages were also numbered at the bottom, as part of one larger work starting at the first edition.

On reaching 26 editions, these were designated as Volume 1, and an index was included in No.26. Then the numbering scheme was restarted for the next six months, so the following newspaper became Volume 2 No.1 – and so on. In addition, the old consecutive number was added in brackets, so its full identifier was Volume 2 No.1(27). Its pages were numbered within the volume. This procedure continued in Volume 3. Volume 2 contained 27 editions, while Volume 3 contained 26.

In March 1919, at the end of the third cycle of this scheme, it was decided to issue monthly, rather than weekly editions and the newspaper became more like a magazine. Each edition was named by the month. Although the six editions were not assigned numbers we can do so as before. As a result, adding a decimal point, the numbering can be represented as follows:

1.01….1.26   2.01(27)….2.27(53)   3.01(54)….3.25(79)   4.01(80)….4.06(85)

On this website this numbering scheme has been used for all editions, including the last one. For example the edition for August 1919 is numbered 4.05(84). In order to read this edition of the newspaper, first click on Read the Newspaper, then on the Editions 1917-1919 heading, then scroll right down to the entry for 4.05August 191984 and click on it to open it. By clicking the Read The Newspaper heading once again and choosing an appropriate option, it is possible to view the handwritten original as well as, or instead of, the English translation. The arrows at the bottom of the screen can be used to switch between editions.

In the English-language descriptions, clicking a link in the footnote will, if it is supported by the browser, take the reader directly to the relevant page of the translation. In the German-language descriptions the link will only take the reader to the handwritten edition. It is then necessary to scroll down to the relevant article.