Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

'Mein Kampf' Published in Germany for 1st Time since WWII

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

'Mein Kampf' Published in Germany for 1st Time since WWII

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MUNICH - An annotated edition of "Mein Kampf," the first version of Adolf Hitler's notorious manifesto to be published in Germany since the end of World War II, went on sale Friday - a volume that many hope will help demystify the book and debunk the Nazi leader's writing. The Munich-based Institute for Contemporary History has worked for several years on the plain-covered volume, officially titled "Hitler, Mein Kampf: A Critical Edition. It launched the book days after the copyright of the German-language original expired at the end of 2015 - 70 years after Hitler's death.

Over the years Bavaria's state finance ministry had used its copyright on the book to prevent the publication of new editions.

The new edition "sets out as far as possible Hitler's sources, which were deeply rooted in the German racist tradition of the late 19th century, said the Munich institute's director, Andreas Wirsching. …

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