De Waarheid

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De Waarheid (literally 'The Truth') was the newspaper of the Communist Party of the Netherlands. It originated in 1940 under the German occupation as a resistance paper, the day after general H.G. Winkelman had forbidden publication of the earlier Communist Volksdagblad. The party decided on May 15, 1940, to continue the Volksdagblad illegally under the name De Waarheid. The first months were spent setting up a nationwide network of 'handout points' ('stencilposten'), the main articles would be written centrally, whereas the different 'handout points' added localized articles. These local versions sometimes were published under different names as 'De vonk' ('The spark') and 'Het noorderlicht' ('The northern light'). In the last decades it became a more independent left wing newspaper but circulation continued to drop and the paper was discontinued on 28 April 1990. [1]

Circulation figures[edit]

  • 1945 (September): 341.550
  • 1947: 150.000
  • 1948: 135.000
  • 1950: 113.000
  • 1955: 50.000
  • 1960: 29.000
  • 1966: 22.000
  • 1968: 21.200
  • 1970: 20.000
  • 1975: 22.000
  • 1980: 26.000
  • 1985: 12.000
  • 1988: 9.000

Editors[edit]

Anthoon Johan Koejemans 1945-1948
Fred Schoonenberg
Paul de Groot
1948-1949
Fred Schoonenberg
Friedl Baruch
1949-1953
Marcus Bakker 1953-1958
Joop Wolff 1958-1978
Gijs Schreuders 1978-1982
Bart Schmidt 1982-1983
Constant Vecht 1983-1986
Paul Wouters 1986-1988
Frank Biesboer 1988-1990

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Dutch Communist Daily Newspaper, De Waarheid 1945-1990 from MMF publications. Retrieved 14 April 2008.