The Stream

Germany’s struggle with ‘Mein Kampf’

Should Hitler’s autobiography be further censored or studied?

Image via Flickr user Diego Cavichiolli Carbone [Creative Commons]

Nearly 70 years after Adolf Hitler’s death, Germans are debating whether to continue restrictions on “Mein Kampf”, a work some consider to be one of the most dangerous books in the world. Copyright on Hitler’s autobiographic manifesto expires next year, making way for new editions to be reprinted and sold. Some fear the text would fuel more anti-Semitism and Nazi ideology in the country.

In this episode of The Stream, we speak with: 

Jurgen Matthäus @HolocaustMuseum
Historian, US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Philippe Coen @hateprevention

Anetta Kahane @AmadeuAntonio
Chairwoman, Amadeu Antonio Foundation

Neil Gregor
Author, “How to Read Hitler”

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