Belfast Telegraph

Friday 28 November 2014

Hitler's Mein Kampf to be published in Germany for first time since WW2

Joachim von Ribbentrop, Adolf Hitler and Martin Bormann.
Joachim von Ribbentrop, Adolf Hitler and Martin Bormann.
Joachim von Ribbentrop, Adolf Hitler and Martin Bormann.
March 1938 file photo, Adolf Hitler, salutes German troops parading in Vienna, Austria.
Adolf Hitler, leader of the National Socialists, emerges from the party's Munich headquarters on December 5, 1931.
PA file photo of Adolf Hitler salutes at a Nazi Party rally in 1934 while Deputy Fuhrer Rudolf Hess (left) and Baldur Von Schirach look on.
Library filer dated 3/10/1937 of the Duke of Windsor - the great great uncle of Prince Harry - and his wife meeting the German Chancellor Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
A woman holds up cards featuring Mao Zedong, Josef Stalin, Nicolae Ceausescu and Adolf Hitler from the "Das Fuehrer Quartett" (Tyrant Quartet) card game at a Berlin shop on July 17, 2008.
A recently discovered postcard which suggests Adolf Hitler was was surprisingly keen to return to the front line
A recently discovered postcard which suggests Adolf Hitler was was surprisingly keen to return to the front line
Adolf Hitler
A waxwork of Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler pictured in 1938 with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini

Hitler’s notorious Mein Kampf is set to return to the shelves of Germany in a move which some German Jews support as the right time to do so.

Though there is no law against publishing the controversial and anti-Semitic diary - My Struggle - in Germany, the copyright holders have until now refused permission.

But now Stephan J Kramer, of Germany's Central Council of Jews, agrees the time is right to publish a “properly annotated edition of Mein Kampf - with expert analysis and context provided by historians” which would “unmask Hitler for what he was, a fanatic”, according to the BBC.

The book, given to couples on their wedding as a gift from the Nazi state in the 1930s, has not appeared in Germany since the end of World War Two.

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