In first republication of Hitler’s manifesto since 1945, book sells out; New release has over 3,500 connotations in what director of Munich Institute describes as “exposes the false information spread by Hitler, his downright lies and his many half-truths, which aimed at a pure propaganda effect.”
Germany has rereleased Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” on Friday after the book’s copyright ban ended in December of 2015.
The new version called “Hitler: Mein Kampf: A Critical Edition, was published by the Munich Institute for Contemporary History includes a 2,000 page edition with over 3,5000 annotations which took researchers and historians over three years to create.
The book has been sold out with reported orders of over 15,000 copies of the book, initial print of the release having only been at 4,000.
The book has been met with both protest and encouragement with concerns of the book’s release and high demand for a copy amidst growing anti-Semitism through out Europe.
Several protests were held in Israel upon the announcement of the book’s release, Israel’s Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked stating that the book’s release “is not a consumer issue, but rather a step which allows for the de-legitimization of Israel, “ stating that there are “Decisive issues for which we must find the necessary balance between individual rights and the duty to safeguard the nation and its citizens. Like Israel, Germany is also a party to the fight against radical Islamic terrorism… There is a direct link between the victims of the Munich Olympics massacre and the French citizens who fell victim to the terror attacks in Paris. The hate is the same hate, the goal is the same goal: To harm anyone who thinks and prays differently. Eradicating terror is a daily struggle. We must join together to win this struggle.”
According to the Director of the Munich Institute, the new version “exposes the false information spread by Hitler, his downright lies and his many half-truths, which aimed at a pure propaganda effect.”