FACT CHECK: Does Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s Autobiography Share The Same Title As Hitler’s?

Christine Sellers | Fact Check Reporter

A post shared on Facebook purports Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy wrote an autobiography titled and designed to resemble Adolf Hitler’s book of the same name.

Verdict: False

There is no evidence Zelenskyy wrote an autobiography whose title and cover resemble that of Hitler’s. The president of Ukraine will be releasing a book titled “A Message from Ukraine” Nov. 17.

Fact Check:

Zelenskyy said he plans to visit Crimea after Ukraine wins its ongoing war with Russia, Ukrainska Pravda reported. The Ukrainian president has also threatened not to attend a G20 summit in Indonesia if Russian President Vladimir Putin is present, according to Barron’s.

The Facebook post shares a photo of Zelenskyy’s purported autobiography beside Hitler’s. “#Zelensky’s “My struggle” autobiography, designed exactly like Adolf #Hitler’s Mein Kamp, will be released in #Kiev,” the post’s caption reads. “I have to say that’s a poor choice of book cover on Zelensky’s behalf,” it continues.

The claim is false. There are no credible news reports suggesting Zelenskyy published an autobiography whose title and cover resemble Hitler’s. Likewise, the Ukrainian president has not publicly commented on the purported claim via his verified social media accounts or website.

A similar image appears in a Telegram post Oct. 21, claiming the book first appeared at a meeting at the Israeli Embassy during a meeting with Zelenskyy and Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. The two have not recently met since March, weeks after the Ukraine-Russia war began.

The claim follows a Facebook post Oct. 17 from Penguin Books announcing it would be publishing a book of Zelenskyy’s speeches titled, “A Message From Ukraine.” The book is set for release on Nov. 24, according to the same post. (RELATED: Image Claims Zelenskyy Faked Going To The Front With A Green Screen)

Check Your Fact has contacted Zelenskyy’s office for comment and will update this piece accordingly if one is received.

This is not the first time a false social media post about Zelenskyy has been promoted as true. Check Your Fact previously debunked a post purporting Zelenskyy had purchased a villa in Florida for $35 million.

Christine Sellers

Fact Check Reporter