It’s been 70 years since the death of Adolph Hitler, and that means the copyright to a very famous book is finally expiring. Since the death of Hitler, Bavaria’s government has used their control over Hitler’s copyright to keep Mein Kampf out of German publishing houses. The book’s been available all along, but not from German publishers. With the control passing into public domain, well… now is the chance for the book to hit shelves again, and the first edition is going to take a critical look at Hitler’s ideas. Adolph Hitler’s Mein Kampf will be published in Germany for the first time since World War II.
The book will be called Hitler, Mein Kampf: A Critical Edition, and it will retail for about 59 euros (or $64). The book will trace the roots of Hitler’s ideas back to their beginnings in the 19th century of German history and beyond. The book promises to take some of the mysticism out of Hitler, Mein Kampf, and all the other things that go hand-in-hand with Hitler worship. After all, Adolph was a man, and a man who made many mistakes and had many wrong-headed ideas, and the book promises to shed some light on those ideas.
“I think one shouldn’t pretend the book doesn’t exist,” said German Education Minister Johanna Wanka to n-tv television. “Such taboos can sometimes be counterproductive. It’s important that people who want to debunk this book have the appropriate material.”
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