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Editor-in-chief Manuel Ochsenreiter
Categories News magazine
Frequency Monthly
First issue 1 January 2010; 6 years ago (2010-01-01)
Country Germany
Based in Berlin
Language German
Website Zuerst
OCLC number 690427829

Zuerst! (First! in English) is a monthly German news magazine published in Germany. The magazine has a far-right-wing political stance.


Zuerst! was founded in January 2010 as a successor to now defunct Nation & Europa magazine.[1] It was supported by right-wing publishers in Germany.[2] The publisher of the magazine was Lesen und Schenken.[3][4] At that time the distributor of the magazine was Bauer media group which also owned it later.[4][5] In September 2012, the group sold Zuerst! due to criticism by Der Spiegel.[5][6]

Editors of the magazine also write for other right-wing publications.[2] The former editor-in-chief of Zuerst! is Günther Deschner.[2] The current editor-in-chief is Manuel Ochsenreiter.[7][8]

The monthly which provides news on economy, current affairs, travel and culture, is also distributed in Austria, Luxembourg, Switzerland and South Tyrol.[3][9]

Political leaning and controversy[edit]

Zuerst reported its political leaning and policy as follows: "The German news magazine ZUERST! will serve German - not foreign - interests."[1] 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.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c David Vickrey (14 February 2010). "Zuerst! Magazine: First shall be last". Dialog International. Retrieved 3 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Kate Connolly (7 January 2010). "New German magazine puts gloss on far right, say critics". The Guardian. Berlin. Retrieved 3 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "ZUERST!". Lesen und Schenken. Retrieved 3 October 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Roy Greenslade (9 August 2013). "Bauer under renewed fire over magazines that glorify Nazi regime". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Colin Morrison. "Meet the Bauer family: the now global magazine dynasty comes down under". mUmBRELLA. Retrieved 3 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "How will Europe's secretive media giant cope?". Flashes and Flames. 15 February 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "M. Ochsenreiter". Manuel Ochsenreiter. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "What did German chemists supply to Syria ?". Russian Radio. 1 October 2013. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Magazine launched with aim of "neatly putting the screws" on Germany". WAN IFRA. 8 January 2010. Retrieved 3 October 2013. 

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