Adolf Hitler’s anti-Semitic manifesto Mein Kampf has been banned from Germany for 70 years, but will return to German bookstores next month.
In Germany, a book’s copyright expires 70 years after the author’s death. Next year, marks the 70th anniversary of Hitler’s suicide. “That means Bavaria’s state finance ministry, which holds the copyright, can no longer use it to prevent the work’s publication beyond Dec. 31,” explains News Australia.
The new edition is stirring debate and bringing out the critics who fear that the book will not just be used as a reference text for criticism, but will taken seriously. A German edition of the text is available in the United States from Amazon.