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July 26, 2015

German people might soon be allowed to read Mein Kampf

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 10:00 am
Hitler's famous book Mein Kampf (My Struggle)

Hitler’s famous book Mein Kampf  English translation: My Struggle

According to a news article, which you can read in full here, German citizens might soon be allowed to read Hitler’s infamous book entitled Mein Kampf.

This quote is from the news article:

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[Bavarian historian Christian] Hartmann works for the publicly funded German historical society IfZ. In 2009, as officials began to worry about what to do with the copyright set to expire, the IfZ applied for a tender from the state of Bavaria to produce an updated, annotated version of “Mein Kampf” providing a framework of historical context and critical analysis. Bavaria contracted the institute to prepare the new edition in order to pre-empt the publication of other editions with the expiry of the copyright.

“We have added more than 3,500 footnotes so far and have proven Hitler’s assertions to be wrong in hundreds of details,” Hartmann told SZ.

Though some groups are still trying to stop the new edition from being published on the grounds of Hitler’s discriminatory language, Hartmann believes that he has the law on his side.

“Our work is protected by Article 5 of the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany, which covers freedom of research and scholarship,” Hartmann told SZ.

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I have written several blog posts, under the tag Mein Kampf, which you can read here:

In my humble opinion Hitler’s book has been misunderstood. On my website, I have a page of quotes from speeches made by Hitler, and some quotes from Mein Kampf:

To understand what is going on in Germany today, read this news article: