German paper apologizes for fake Charlie Hebdo anti-Semitic cover
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German paper apologizes for fake Charlie Hebdo anti-Semitic cover

Berliner Zeitung publishes cartoon showing rabbi making Holocaust joke

A man reads the latest edition of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo at a cafe in Dunkirk on January 14, 2015 shortly after the edition went on sale (photo credit: AFP/PHILIPPE HUGUEN)
A man reads the latest edition of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo at a cafe in Dunkirk on January 14, 2015 shortly after the edition went on sale (photo credit: AFP/PHILIPPE HUGUEN)

BERLIN — A German newspaper apologized for mistakenly publishing a fake Charlie Hebdo cover that featured an anti-Semitic cartoon on its front page the day after the French publication was attacked last week.

The daily Berliner Zeitung featured four real Charlie Hebdo covers on its front page January 8, along with a fake one depicting what appears to be an Orthodox Jew making a quip about the Holocaust. The cover carried the name “Charlo Hebdo” — one of the clues it was a fake.

The Berliner Zeitung said Thursday it “failed to recognize that one of the cartoons was a fake” and offered its “profoundest personal apologies for this highly regrettable mistake.”

It said it had posted a correction in Friday’s paper acknowledging that it mistakenly printed an anti-Semitic cartoon.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.

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