January 04, 2017
Germany Reprinted Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ And It Flew Off Bookshelves
Last year, Germany published a reprint of Adolf Hitler’s anti-Semitic manifesto Mein Kampf for the first time since World War II. Naturally, given the horrific rise of neo-Nazi ideologies in Europe least year, 85,000 copies of the book were quickly sold. The media is calling it a “surprise bestseller” but nobody reading the news is all that surprised. The Institute of Contemporary History of Munich (IfZ) published an annotated version of Hitler’s infamous ranting, hoping the reprint would educate people on the rise of authoritarian political views. While it’s clear the publisher wasn’t trying to promote a far-right ideology, renewed access to the once-banned book is bound to reveal a few fans on Twitter. Mein Kampf is now heading for its sixth print run in Germany.
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