Germany sees 'overwhelming' sales of Hitler's Mein Kampf

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-38495456



[font=Helmet, Freesans, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]The German publisher of a special annotated edition of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf says sales have soared since its launch a year ago.[/font]

[font=Helmet, Freesans, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]About 85,000 German-language copies of the anti-Semitic Nazi manifesto have been sold. Publisher Andreas Wirsching said "the figures overwhelmed us".[/font]

[font=Helmet, Freesans, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]He is director of the Institute of Contemporary History (IfZ) in Munich.[/font]

[font=Helmet, Freesans, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]But the sales are well below those of bestsellers in Germany. It is an academic edition, costing €58 (£49).[/font]

[font=Helmet, Freesans, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]At the end of January the IfZ will launch a sixth print run. The book contains critical notes by scholars.[/font]

[font=Helmet, Freesans, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Unlike the Nazi-era editions, the IfZ's Mein Kampf (My Struggle) has a plain white cover - without a picture of Hitler. The swastika and other Nazi symbols are banned in Germany.[/font]


[font=Helmet, Freesans, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=small][font=Helmet, Freesans, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Mr Wirsching told the German news agency DPA that the IfZ was planning a shorter, French-language edition. "But two-thirds of our commentaries will be translated" for it, he said.[/font]

[font=Helmet, Freesans, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]The first print run in Germany in 2016 was 4,000 copies.[/font][/font][/size]


[font=Helmet, Freesans, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=small][font=Helmet, Freesans, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=small][font=Helmet, Freesans, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]The decision to republish the inflammatory book was criticised by Jewish groups. Mein Kampf was originally printed in 1925 - eight years before Hitler came to power.[/font]

[font=Helmet, Freesans, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]It sets out racist ideas that the Nazis put into practice later, including the denigration and oppression of Jews and Slavs.[/font][/font][/size]
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Fuark brahs, right wing support in Germany is growing!
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Well it was only launched last year so inpossible to know how much the sales are inpacted by refugee crisis
 
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