Saturday, May 23, 2015Saturday, May 23, 2015

Annotated Mein Kampf looks set for publication

Published on Jan 23, 2014 6:19 AM

BERLIN (AFP) - Germany's Bavaria state signalled on Wednesday it would not seek to prevent the publication of an annotated version of Adolf Hitler's manifesto Mein Kampf in an apparent about-face.

Amid a debate over academic freedom and a back and forth over whether to pursue the project, Bavaria indicated that it would not try to stop a historical institute from bringing out a version of the book with scholars' commentary.

But the southern state stressed in a statement that it would seek to prevent any other full or partial publication of the 1924 book in which Hitler railed against the "Jewish peril".

Bavaria holds the rights to Mein Kampf (My Struggle) because Hitler was officially a resident of Munich when he died, but those rights expire at the end of 2015.

Enjoy 2 weeks of unlimited digital access to The Straits Times. Get your free access now!