Arab Today, arab today uproar over first german postwar reprint of \mein kampf\
Last Updated : GMT 21:56:28
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Uproar over first German post-war reprint of \'Mein Kampf\'

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Uproar over first German post-war reprint of \'Mein Kampf\'

Berlin - AFP

Historians have cheered news that Adolf Hitler\'s \"Mein Kampf\" will be reprinted in Germany for the first time since the Nazi dictator\'s fall in 1945, just as Holocaust survivors hit out at the move. British publisher Peter McGee said he would put out excerpts from the anti-Semitic manifesto, which laid out the Fuehrer\'s vision long before he took power in 1933, alongside commentary putting the work in historical context. Academics said the time had come for some of the taboos surrounding the book in Germany to fall. \"I think we have a very inhibited approach to this material in Germany. You can read this book around the world -- there is even a Hebrew translation in Israel,\" journalism professor Horst Poettker, who is providing some of the annotation for the project, told AFP. \"I think we should present it to as broad an audience as possible because it is the best way to learn what the National Socialists were thinking and what was so attractive about this ideology.\" However Jewish groups were sharply divided about the prospect, with some saying McGee was playing with fire. \"Holocaust survivors are appalled at the insensitivity and crass commercialism that would motivate the publication of Hitler\'s hate-filled book in the historic cradle of the Nazi terror regime,\" said Elan Steinberg of the American Gathering of Holocaust Survivors and their Descendants. \"The mercenary effort to publish this infamous work in Germany is not only a moral offense to the memory of all Nazi victims -- Jew and non-Jew -- but is also an insult to modern-day Germany which has mightily struggled to separate itself from its dark past.\" Steinberg called on the state of Bavaria, which holds the rights to all publications from the main Nazi publishing house, to take the legal steps to block the publication. The Bavarian justice ministry said it was reviewing such measures due to possible copyright violations. McGee told AFP that \"a brochure of 12 to 15 pages\" would be published on January 26 with excerpts from \"Mein Kampf\" printed on one side and commentary from a well-known historian on the opposite page. \"Everyone knows (the book) and sees it as a sort of diabolical Nazi Bible,\" he said, adding: \"But people haven\'t read it and therefore haven\'t seen that it is the poor-quality and confused work of a totally twisted mind.\" The front of the historical review entitled \"Zeitungszeugen\" (Periodical Witnesses) in which the excerpts are featured presents a portrait of Hitler, his face cut off above the clipped mustache and set against a turquoise background. The head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Dieter Graumann, grudgingly gave his approval. \"Of course it would be better if it were not published but if it has to be published, it must be accompanied by historians\' commentary,\" he told AFP. \"Mein Kampf\" (\"My Struggle\") is not banned as such in Germany. But since the end of World War II, Bavaria, which holds the rights until 2015 -- 70 years after the Nazi dictator\'s death, has not permitted reprints. The book, written in 1924 when Hitler was languishing in a Bavarian prison, combines elements of autobiography and sets out his views on Aryan racial purity, his hatred of Jews and his opposition to communism. Around 10 million copies were published in Germany until 1945, according to British historian Ian Kershaw. From 1936, every German couple marrying received a copy as a wedding gift from the Nazi state. Because the book was so prevalent in German homes, \"you would have been criminalising a large part of the population had it been outlawed\" after the war, Berlin lawyer Tim Hoesmann explained. McGee said he intended to put out weekly excerpts with a circulation of around 100,000. The publisher has been involved in disputed projects in Germany before. In 2009, he caused a stir when he began selling reprints of the Nazi propaganda newspaper Voelkischer Beobachter (People\'s Observer) with comments from historians. Bavaria launched a legal challenge to the series but succeeded only in blocking the sale of editions from after the war\'s outbreak in 1939.  

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today uproar over first german postwar reprint of \mein kampf\ Arab Today, arab today uproar over first german postwar reprint of \mein kampf\

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Fadi Kataya explains secrets of  Nancy Ajram's newlook
Arab Today, arab today Messi visit will contribute in tourism

GMT 14:04 2017 Friday ,24 February

Messi visit will contribute in tourism
Arab Today, arab today Expresses Algerian history by woody figures

GMT 13:26 2017 Friday ,24 February

Expresses Algerian history by woody figures
Arab Today, arab today Mental conflict endures

GMT 07:36 2017 Friday ,24 February

Mental conflict endures
View News in Arabic - Culture: أخبار الثقافة والفنون
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Reading therapy relieves mental disorders

GMT 15:39 2017 Friday ,24 February

Reading therapy relieves mental disorders
Arab Today, arab today UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years

GMT 05:14 2017 Thursday ,23 February

UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years
Arab Today, arab today Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 12:16 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today Tesla back into red but revenue grows

GMT 07:27 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Tesla back into red but revenue grows
Arab Today, arab today Nissan enhances sales in most markets

GMT 14:08 2017 Monday ,20 February

Nissan enhances sales in most markets
Arab Today, arab today Wafaa Amer is happy for Sherihan’s return

GMT 07:36 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Wafaa Amer is happy for Sherihan’s return
Arab Today, arab today Milan laughs while Rome cries

GMT 10:28 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Milan laughs while Rome cries

GMT 05:19 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Salma Rashid happy for 'A Whisper of Love'

GMT 12:35 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

63-Year-Old Woman Delivers Baby

GMT 22:42 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Nasima Gamei revives heritage in jewelries

GMT 15:53 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Small ponds have outsized impact

GMT 20:33 2017 Friday ,17 February

To release new antiques collection

GMT 07:51 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Mom's immune system accepts babies

GMT 09:59 2017 Monday ,20 February

Tourism shows signs of recovery

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 20:02 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Nohan Seyam designs beautiful accessories
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday