‘Mein Kampf’ to Return

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The German state of Bavaria is preparing to republish Adolf Hitler’s racist manifesto, Mein Kampf, for the first time since World War II before the book’s copyright expires in 2015. The news that Mein Kampf would be returning to German bookshelves was met with mixed reactions from Jewish groups. The head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany was pleased to hear that Bavaria is publishing two different editions, including one for students with critical commentary, hailing the decision to republish the book a “good idea.” But Deirdre Berger of the American Jewish Committee told The Week that no one should “underestimate the potential danger to this day of this book.”