Saturday, January 16, 2016

Hitler’s Book Club

This past week, Neo-Nazis in Germany celebrated what to them was the equivalent of getting their own Star Wars sequel.  After more than 50 years, it is now legal in Germany to buy and own a copy of Adolph Hitler’s autobiography ‘Mein Kampf’, German for ‘My Struggle’. Since the end of World War 2 Mein Kampf had been banned in Germany. But its copyright, which was owned by the State of Bavaria, has expired and a newly annotated version is now on sale. In this past week alone, more than 4000 copies have been sold making it an instant bestseller. The Fuhrer has awoken.