The Institute for contemporary history (IfZ) in Munich next month instead of in 2016 as previously reported, for the first time since the Second world war, intended to republish the book of Adolf Hitler’s «Mein Kampf». The book will be available with explanations of historians, which, according to the statement by the Director of IfZ, will «shatter the myth» around this book, reports the BBC.
The reprinting of Hitler’s «Manifesto» has been criticized by both the Jewish organizations that demand to impose a ban on the re-release of «Mein Kampf», and on the part of local authorities.
«Mein Kampf» is not forbidden in Germany by law, but Bavarian authorities have used the fact that until now the rights to the book belonged to them, and did not allow the book of führer to the reissue.
The copyright on Mein Kampf expires in December 2015 year, 70 years after the author’s death, but in the office of the Governor of Bavaria said earlier that the book incites to violence, but because the Bavarian authorities will file criminal lawsuits against persons who attempt to republish the book.
At the moment the Bavarian authorities have not issued a statement about the lawsuit, however, it is expected that the admission to the book will be limited.
According to the BBC, «Mein Kampf» will be published with a circulation of 4 thousand copies.