The Luxemburger Wort für Wahrheit und Recht is the oldest daily newspaper in Luxembourg that is still being published. Founded in 1848 by the Vicar Apostolic of Luxembourg, Johannes Theodor Laurent (1804-1884), and editor-in-chief, Eduard Michelis (1813-1855), the newspaper is continuously distributed by publishing house Saint-Paul.
Initially, the publication appears only three times a week, on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. It wasn’t until 1864 that the Wort is published daily. In the second half of the 19th century, this Catholic newspaper then becomes the most influential and widely read press organ in Luxembourg.
The supplement Die Rundschau. Beilage des 'Luxemburger Wort' für Literatur, Kunst u. Wissenschaft, published by editor-in-chief Jean-Baptiste Esch (1902-1942), appears from 1933 to 1938 and is succeeded by Letzebuerg. Blätter für nationales Leben (1938-1940).
During the occupation of Luxembourg by Nazi Germany, from 10th May 1940 to 10thSeptember 1944, the newspaper is initially censored and, after the German takeover of the publishing and printing houses, edited by the occupier himself under the same name.
The weekly supplement Die Warte / Perspectives, initially edited by Pierre Grégoire (1907-1991), has been in publication since 1948.
Registered users of the National Library can browse the editions of the Luxemburger Wort published after 1980 on microfilm. You can order the microfilms online. Please make an appointment at the BnL reception desk to book a microfilm reader (Tel. +352 26559 101).