Germany investigates publisher planning new edition of 'Mein Kampf'

May 29, 2016 10:12


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BERLIN - Public prosecutors in Germany are investigating a publisher's plans to print a new edition of Hitler's "Mein Kampf" without critical notes - a move that risks violating laws against spreading Nazi propaganda.

Leipzig-based publisher Verlag Der Schelm, or Rogue Publishing, said on its website it would reprint the unabridged 1943 version of Hitler's polemical text this summer.

The two-volume political treatise, which was written by Hitler between 1924 and 1926 and posits a global Jewish conspiracy, is regarded as one of the Nazis' main propaganda tools.

The 70-year copyright on the text, banned by the Allies at the end of World War Two, expired at the end of 2015, opening the way for a critical edition with explanatory sections and some 3,500 annotations.

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