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The only major European country that did not have its Disney magazine before the war was obviously Germany. Hitler had come to power in January 1933. But there was, nonetheless, a Disney magazine in German published in Switzerland. Micky Maus Zeitung was born thanks to publisher Bollmann from Zurich, in December 1936 (when its issue 0 was released) and lived till September 1937 (issue number 18).
The Swiss Micky Maus Zeitung was published by Schweizer Bollmann Verlag. All 18 issues contained 8 pages each, which were partly printed in four colors. The size of the newspaper was 2 times the size of the standard Micky Maus magazine. There's even a naming contest for the characters included in the zeitung. Mickey, Minnie and Pluto are fixed and Pete is called "Peter Hinkebein"!
Displayed on the left is issue 13 from 1937.