The first issue of the newspaper vum Lëtzebuerger Vollek was published on July 1, 1946. As at the time of its founding, it defines itself today as a Marxist newspaper which, alongside the Communist Party of Luxembourg, works for the interests of the workers and the creative people, for the abolition of capitalist exploitative relations and the construction of socialism.
The beginnings of the communist press go back to the weekly newspaper "Der Kampf", which appeared from 18 November 1920 to 28 January 1922. From 1 July 1930, the KPL published the weekly newspaper "Arbeiterstimme" in irregular intervals, which was renamed "Volksstimme" in June 1935. After the invasion of Hitler's German armies on 10 May 1940 in Luxembourg, the "Volksstimme" was banned by the occupying forces.
The Communist Party, which was also banned by the Nazis, published 15 issues of the illegal newspaper "Die Wahrheit" (The Truth) from February 1941 until the great Communist raid on August 5, 1942, during which the structures of the KPL were largely destroyed.
After liberation, the communist weekly was again published under the name "Volksstimme" (first post-war edition on 28 September 1944), before being renamed "Zeitung vum Lëtzebuerger Vollek" and henceforth published as a daily newspaper.
Because of great financial difficulties - the Cold War and an excessive smear campaign against the Communists had begun in the meantime - the daily became a weekly newspaper in April 1953. From 1 January 1954 the "Zeitung vum Lërtzebuerger Vollek" was again published as a daily newspaper.
When in 1990, after the annexation of the GDR by the Federal Republic of Germany, the communist printing company COPE lost numerous print jobs from one day to the next, the Monday number was discontinued for financial reasons. Since then, the newspaper vum Lëtzebuerger Vollek has been published on 12 pages from Tuesday to Saturday.