Deutsche Zeitung in Norwegen (English: German Newspaper in Norway) was an Oslo-based daily newspaper published in Norway during the Second World War. It was published by the subsidiary Europa-Verlag of the Nazi-controlled Franz Eher Nachfolger, and had a circulation of about 40,000 copies. The paper served as a model for the Amsterdam-based Deutsche Zeitung in den Niederlanden.
An appreciable difference between Deutsche Zeitung in Norwegen and Deutsche Zeitung in den Niederlanden was their divergent readership; the former was predominantly read by German soldiers in Norway, whilst the latter chiefly had a civilian readership. A competing newspaper in Norway was the Wacht im Norden, that was distributed free of charge to soldiers. Towards the end of 1940, it was decided to establish an offshoot of the paper in Tromsø. Due to a lack of competent editors from Germany, the Tromsø paper was not established before February 1941. It was withal merged with Lappland-Kurier upon Finland's truce with the Soviet Union in September 1944.
According to publisher Max Amann, the editors of Deutsche Zeitung in Norwegen enjoyed more editorial freedom than the editors of newspapers in Nazi Germany. Oron Hale writes, however, that on a closer examination, the dissimilarities between the Norwegian paper and the German ones were small. Until June 1940, the Deutsche Zeitung in Norwegen was subject of military censorship by the German propaganda department in Norway. The newspaper and its offshoots were discontinued on the cease-fire in Europe on 8 May 1945.
The Deutsche Zeitung in den Niederlanden (DZN, German Newspaper in the Netherlands) was a German-language nationwide newspaper based in Amsterdam, which was published during almost the entire occupation of the Netherlands in World War II from June 5, 1940 to May 5, 1945, the day of the German capitulation in the "Fortress Holland". Its objective was to influence the public opinion in the Netherlands, especially the one of the Germans in this country (residents, staff working for the occupying power, soldiers).The DZN was part of a group of German occupation newspapers published by the Europa-Verlag. This group was established systematically during the German campaigns and later collapsed gradually due to the recaptures of the Allied Forces. At their peak, these papers exceeded a total circulation of more than a million copies.Fritt Folk
Fritt Folk ("Free People") was a Norwegian newspaper, published in Oslo. It was the official organ of the fascist party Nasjonal Samling, and came to prominence during the Second World War.List of defunct newspapers of Germany
This is a list of defunct newspapers of Germany.
Das Andere Deutschland
Das Schwarze Korps
Deutsche Allgemeine Zeitung
Deutsche Zeitung in den Niederlanden
Deutsche Zeitung in Norwegen
Die Rote Fahne
Financial Times Deutschland
Freie Presse (Alsace), not to be confused with today's Freie Presse (Saxony)
Neue Rheinische Zeitung
Vossische ZeitungList of defunct newspapers of Norway
This is a list of defunct newspapers of Norway.
Bergens Adressecontoirs Efterretninger
Deutsche Zeitung in Norwegen
Kristiansands Stiftsavis og Adressekontors-Efterretninger
Lister og Mandals Amtstidende
Nedenes Amts Landbotidende
Ny Tid (Oslo)
Ny Tid (Trondheim)
Tvedestrand og Omegns Avis
Verdens Gang (1868–1923)