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Defusing “Mein Kampf”

posted on July 10, 2012

At The Chronicle of Higher Education, Paul Hockenos outlines the controversial history of Hitler’s Mein Kampf. Banned from being published in Germany after World War II, the book remains a divisive piece of German history. A group of scholars at the Institute of Contemporary History in Munich plan on releasing an annotated version of the book once the publishing ban expires in 2015. Christian Hartmann, the group’s leader, says, “We intend to defuse the book. This way it will lose its symbolic value and become what it really is: a piece of historical evidence—nothing more.”

Read at The Chronicle of Higher Education