So you didn't know that Ursula Von Der Leyen had a Nazi great-grandfather? Well, the President of the European Commission must be a Nazi. She has been to Kyiv, and presides over . It didn't take us long to debunk this one.
A good old textbook case, if you will. The meme shows us a certain Carl Arbrecht, a famous SS man. His biography paints a sinister picture, it's true. And why is he called 'the hyena'? Because Von der La Hyène. The play on words is führer in the milieu. It turns out that the great-grandfather is actually called Carl Arbrecht.
Except that he was older and worked in the cotton business. A silly namesake!
Already during the Covid pandemic, Von Der Leyen had been the target of rumours about vaccines, of plans each more far-fetched than the last. That's probably the other side of the coin.
So when it comes to Europe's support for Ukraine, the complosphere brings up the good old Nazi past of the Germans (remember the hoax about Angela Merkel's Nazi youth), because it immediately makes sense of Europe's support for Ukraine and Zelensky, who wants to join Europe before Putin can denazify the country.
It's a simple explanation that continues to prove itself with each new lie. In fact, last September, the President of the EU Commission was in Kyiv, assuring Ukraine that she would be at its side "for as long as it takes". Conclusion We may not share Ursula Von Der Leyen's views (and even less those of her alleged great-grandfather), but we are working to combat lies, particularly in this context of war.
A war of information as well as a war of cannon fire. This one was easy to debunk, it only took a few minutes. On the other hand, it's all over the complosphere, which doesn't need much to be convinced that Von Der Leyen's great-grandfather was a Nazi dignitary with dirty hands. Even if her grandfather was an executioner, that doesn't make her a representative of the Reich. Nazism is not in the blood (contrary to what they themselves professed).