Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 2 September 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.
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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