Italian daily offers readers ‘Mein Kampf’ Mein Kampf’

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Italian daily offers readers ‘Mein Kampf’ Mein Kampf’
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A rightwing Italian newspaper was on Saturday giving away free copies of Adolf Hitler’s anti-Semitic manifesto “Mein Kampf.”
“Know it in order to reject it” was the justification given by conservative tabloid Il Giornale, which is owned by Paolo Berlusconi, brother of former Premier Silvio Berlusconi.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi quickly denounced the initiative on Twitter, writing: “I find it sordid that an Italian daily is giving away Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf.’
It was also denounced by Italy’s 30,000-strong Jewish community, which is one of the oldest in Europe.
Explaining the move, Il Giornale said it was an attempt to educate. “Reading ‘Mein Kampf’ is a real antidote to the toxicity of national-socialism,” said the paper which published a 1937 version of the manifesto containing annotations by the historian Francesco Perfetti.
It said the text was being freely distributed alongside the first of a series of eight history books on the Nazi Third Reich which would be sold with the paper.
Partly autobiographical, “Mein Kampf” — which means “My Struggle” — outlines Hitler’s ideology that formed the basis for Nazism. Written in 1924, it sets out his hatred of Jews which led to the Holocaust in which about six million of them were murdered at the hands of Nazi Germany.
For 70 years, the German state of Bavaria which was handed copyright of the book in 1945, refused to allow it to be republished out of respect for the victims of the Nazis and to prevent incitement of hatred.

Source: Arab News

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