Berlin, Germany – Adolf Hitler’s 27-chapter book will be available in Germany for the first time since 1945 on March 1st. The book’s copyright has been owned by the State of Bavaria and the government has stopped publication. The copyright expires on April 30 and the book slips into the public domain.
However, the book can’t be released as Hitler wrote it in Germany. In most parts of Europe, as well as China, the book is banned and possession of the book will lead to prosecution. Academics have developed a heavily-annotated version that will be released in March that essentially turns the book into an Anti-Hitler dissertation.
Holocaust activists have opposed the republication of even the annotated version. For the most part, even ardent Free Speech activists have remained silent about the prohibition of the book that brought about World War II.
The unedited version of the Hitler’s book “My struggle” is available here. This is the book that eventually gave birth to the Nazi ideology.