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Germans prepare to reprint Hitler's book of hate

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posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 09:28 AM
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BERLIN: Local authorities in Germany are to reprint Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler's hate-filled racist tract, for the first time since the death of the Nazi dictator in 1945.

The decision by the state of Bavaria, which controls the copyright to Hitler's estate, means the book will be available again in three years, when its German copyright expires, but with content warnings throughout.

It follows years of agonised debate about whether Germans remain susceptible to Nazi ideology and how to stop it reviving. The book is available in many other countries.


I think it should be available even if we don't agree with with what his views were.
For a historical point of view, it should be interesting.


A separate edition for schools also would be issued, with historians already at work writing the commentary.

''In all the editions, we want to make clear what nonsense the book contains as well as its fatal consequences,'' Mr Soeder said.


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posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 09:31 AM
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Its worth a read. I only read it recently. And no Im not a 'nazi'. I have read the Necronomicon too but I do not worship Satan.

Mein Kampf is a very interesting book. We give it too much power by freaking out about it.

And like I said,its very interesting.



posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 09:32 AM
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it is available:

www.amazon.com...


just not in Germany but, it seems, it will be again.



posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 09:36 AM
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Originally posted by Germanicus
Its worth a read. I only read it recently. And no Im not a 'nazi'. I have read the Necronomicon too but I do not worship Satan.

Mein Kampf is a very interesting book. We give it too much power by freaking out about it.

And like I said,its very interesting.


Does your dad know? Hes gonna be pissed



posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 09:39 AM
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I'm reading "Inside the Third Reich" by Albert Speer right now. GOOD book. A real inside view into the Nazi heirarchy. I recommend it.

I haven't read Mien Kampf yet, but, I would.

Cuhail



posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 09:54 AM
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Good! No one should bury or ban their nations history just because it was brutal. Hitler was bad we all know, but Germany can not just sweep everything under the carpet.



posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 10:16 AM
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It was recommended reading when I was studying WW2 history, it gives a powerful early insight into Hitler and his ideology which would ultimately transform the National Socialist party into the Nazis.

I don't think Germany should have a print ban on the book. I also don't think any of them will fall to Hitlers ideology? At the time the circumstances in Germany were very different, they were disarmed and had a crippled economy after WW1 mostly due to reparations payments to the victors. Animosity about this bleak future was running high and Hitler offered a means to get it all back.

Yes he was a bad man but to the German populace at the time he seemed like a saivour. They won't go down that rabbit hole again.



posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 10:59 AM
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What's the big deal? It is history, and we can't erase history.

Ignoring it doesn't make it go away.



posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 11:00 AM
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I read it the sixies while in College, I still own my copy.

Maybe it is time to read it again since it is kind of fuzzy, if memory serves this book is about his very early years when he was in his twenties.



posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 11:03 AM
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I read it a few years ago after one of my kids finished reading it as required for a college class. It was interesting to say the least. It didn't take very long at all to figure out that Hitler was a warped dude. What is amazing to me is that the German people didn't figure it out until it was too late.

I guess they were living in a time when they wanted to believe in a "savior" so desperately that they only saw what they wanted to see. It seems the austerity measures they lived with after World War 1 made them that desperate. A lot of people feel nothing but rage and hatred for the Germans of that time period. I feel pity for them.

As for it being printed in Germany once again, I don't believe it will cause many problems. The Germany of today is a FAR cry from the Germany of Hitler and the Nazi Party. Yes, there are racists who will embrace it as their "bible" but I don't believe that there are more of those sort of people in Germany than in any other part of the world. I mean, we have it in the U.S. and the neo-nazis aren't taking over so I don't see any reason to believe it would happen in Germany.



posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 11:10 AM
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I have a feeling that anyone who really wanted to read it in Germany probably already has.



posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 11:40 AM
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I just saw the book in our bookstore last week. It's still in print.



posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 11:46 AM
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the article discusses the soon to be available in Germany aspect of the book.

it's always been available in other countries.



posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 12:40 PM
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Originally posted by Crakeur
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the article discusses the soon to be available in Germany aspect of the book.

it's always been available in other countries.


Ahhhh..... well, shucks.
(face palm)



posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 01:53 PM
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I read it as a teenager and thought was a good book. Despite what people that havent read it think, its not all just about race issues or jew hatred, etc..



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