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Het Parool
Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner Christian van Thillo
Publisher PCM Uitgevers NV
Founded World War II
Language  Dutch
Circulation 89,000
Official website

Het Parool is an Amsterdam-based daily newspaper. It was founded as a resistance paper during World War II (the name means "The Password" or "The Motto"). Jaap Nunes Vaz (born in Amsterdam 20 September 1906), its editor and part founder, was arrested by the Gestapo on 25 October 1942 and sent to Auschwitz concentration camp.[1]

Until January 1, 2003, Het Parool was part of PCM Uitgevers NV, a publishing company which is the owner of De Volkskrant, NRC Handelsblad, Algemeen Dagblad, and Trouw.

Its main shareholders today are Stichting Het Parool and the Belgium based Vlaamse Persgroep, owned by Christian van Thillo. The rest of the shares are owned by its own personnel.

The newspaper changed from broadsheet to tabloid on March 31, 2004. Its daily circulation is about 89,000 copies.



Until 2008 the newpaper used the typeface Swift from Gerard Unger. In 2008 the newspaper was restyled and uses the Meta Serif from Erik Spiekermann and the Strada from Pinggera for the hheadings.

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