|First issue||1 January 2010|
|Company||Lesen und Schenken|
Zuerst! was founded in January 2010 as a successor to now defunct Nation & Europa magazine. It was supported by right-wing publishers in Germany. The former publisher of the magazine is Bauer media group. In September 2012, the group sold Zuerst! due to criticism by Der Spiegel. The publisher of the magazine is Lesen und Schenken. Editors of the magazine also write for other right-wing publications. The former editor-in-chief of Zuerst! is Günther Deschner. The current editor-in-chief is Manuel Ochsenreiter.
Political leaning and controversy
Zuerst reported its political leaning and policy as follows: "The German news magazine ZUERST! will serve German - not foreign - interests." Immediately after its first issue the State Office for the Protection of the Constitution announced that the content of the magazine was against the "unending de-nazification efforts", advocating revisionist theories on national boundaries, and the terrorist activities of the "South Tirolean Freedom Fighters" in the 1960s.
- David Vickrey (14 February 2010). "Zuerst! Magazine: First shall be last". Dialog International. Retrieved 3 October 2013.
- Kate Connolly (7 January 2010). "New German magazine puts gloss on far right, say critics". The Guardian (Berlin). Retrieved 3 October 2013.
- Colin Morrison. "Meet the Bauer family: the now global magazine dynasty comes down under". mUmBRELLA. Retrieved 3 October 2013.
- "ZUERST!". Lesen und Schenken. Retrieved 3 October 2013.
- "M. Ochsenreiter". Manuel Ochsenreiter. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
- "What did German chemists supply to Syria ?". Russian Radio. 1 October 2013. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
- "Magazine launched with aim of "neatly putting the screws" on Germany". WAN IFRA. 8 January 2010. Retrieved 3 October 2013.