No, the Ukrainian president did not write a book called 'Mein Kampf'

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Is Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky the author of a new book entitled "Mein Kampf", or "My Struggle", using the same graphic design as Adolf Hitler's manifesto? This is what many people online have been claiming to be the case since October 19, 2022. But the photos they use as proof are actually just photoshopped using old images. While the Ukrainian president is indeed preparing to release a book, it has a totally different title and cover design.

If you only have a minute:

  • Since October 19, French, English and Russian accounts have been sharing what they say are images of the new book from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. According to these images, the book bears a striking similarity to "Mein Kampf", the Nazi manifesto by Adolf Hitler.

  • The photos have been shared more than 1,000 times, but they are actually photoshopped.

  • We checked out the images and found they were edited by looking at inconsistencies in the cover design in several posts.

  • While the Ukrainian president will indeed be publishing a book soon, it has a different title and cover design.

The fact-check, in detail:

Many posts online are sharing two images of book covers side by side. On the left is supposedly the new book by Volodymyr Zelensky. On the right is the cover of Adolf Hitler's book "Mein Kampf", published in 1925, which set the framework for Nazi ideology.

People have pointed out the striking similarities between the two covers. Volodymyr Zelensky's alleged book is entitled "Моя боротьба", the equivalent of "My Struggle" in English or "Mein Kampf" in German.

There are clear inconsistencies in the various photos and videos of this book.


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