Another Fabricated Cover about Ukraine Disseminated in the Name of EULENSPIEGEL

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On June 15, 2023, a photo of the alleged cover of the German satirical magazine EULENSPIEGEL with the caption DER GEGEN AN GRIFF (Counterattack) was circulated on Facebook’s Russian-language accounts (1, 2), as well as on the Russian-language forums. In the photo, The word “counterattack” is written using the body parts of the soldiers. The cover photo shows the release number – 7/2023. One of the Russian-language Facebook accounts published the photo with the following description: “Germans greet Ukrainian partners and assess the success of the counterattack.” “Eulenspiegel” published an issue in which the word “counterattack” is written on the bodies of Ukrainian soldiers.

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The cover published in the name of EULENSPIEGEL is fabricated. The latest issue of the publication was released on May 23 and has a different design. An issue with similar visuals cannot be found in the magazine’s archive either.

Eulenspiegel is a German monthly satirical magazine. The latest issue of the publication was published on May 23, 2023, in which German Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck was criticized for a nepotism scandal.

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Source: Eulenspiegel

The cover photo shared on Facebook indicates that it is the seventh issue of 2023 (07/2023). Notably, the 7th issue has not been released yet, and the cover with a similar design cannot be found in the archives of old issues of the publication either. The published cover photo is not found on the publication’s Facebook and Twitter accounts either.

In addition to the satirical magazine, in 2023, the publication released a calendar and cards, as well as different types of columns, for example, caricature of the week. However, the cover photo of such a design is nowhere to be found.

Notably, fabricated covers in the name of Eulenspiegel have been circulated several times in the past. For more details, see the articles by “Myth Detector:”


Tamari Bibichadze
Myth Detector Lab


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Topic: Politics
Country: Germany
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