‘My Struggle’ Intrigues Germany; Hitler’s Manifesto Annotated
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“Mein Kampf” (“My Struggle” in German) is a political manifesto written by Adolf Hitler, originally published in 1924 and became a best seller in 1933. The book’s copyright expired last year and has then since been annotated and published with about 3,500 notes exploring Hitler’s anti-Semitic views. The new version sold out within a week, despite its cost of roughly $64.
Since the book’s publication, some Jewish groups have condemned it. They are shocked and infuriated that it’s being sold for “educational purposes.” The public is giving mixed views on the Nazi leader’s book, some are saying it shouldn’t be available to the public while others say that it’s great to examine Hitler’s views.
“I am absolutely against the publication of ‘Mein Kampf,’ even with annotations,” says Levi Salomon, spokesman for Berlin-based Jewish Forum for Democracy and Against Anti-Semitism on Independent. “This book is outside of human logic.”
The book is full of Hitler’s future plans for Germany after the Nazis came to power. Some of which included conquering France, fighting Russian Bolshevism, enslaving the Slavs, and foreshadowing the Holocaust itself.