Publisher calls off German printing of “Mein Kampf”

Plans to sell excerpts of Hitler’s memoir, ”Mein Kampf,” in Germany have been abandoned.

Political Bookworm reported on the plans on Tuesday.

The first excerpt was to be inserted in this week’s edition of Zeitungszeugen, a newspaper that reprints documents related to the Nazi era. Peter McGree, the British publisher of the newspaper, announced on its website that he halted the printing after the German state of Bavaria threatened legal action. McGee says he still hopes to publish portions of the book in the future.

The book’s copyright was passed on to the state of Bavaria after Hitler’s death. Although ”Mein Kampf” is widely available on the Internet, the state has never allowed its publication in Germany.

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