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  8/6/2009, Av 16, 5769

German Jew Wants Hitler's ‘Mein Kampf’ Republished


The general secretary of the Central Council of Jews in Germany called for an annotated version of Adolf Hitler’s autobiography ‘Mein Kampf’, despite its ban in Germany. Stephan Kramer told ZDF television Wednesday, “I think it makes sense and it is important to publish an edition of Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ with an academic commentary.” He added, “An academic and historically critical edition needs to be prepared today, to prevent neo-Nazis profiting from it.”

‘Mein Kampf’ was written in 1924 when Hitler was in a Bavarian prison. In the book, he explained his views on racial purity and his desire to wipe out the Jewish People. The book has been banned in Germany since the end of World War II. However, a Bavarian minister also called in June for its publication with annotated commentary to thwart its misuse by neo-Nazi groups.