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Hitler's Mein Kampf Book To Be Republished In Germany; Jewish Groups, Holocaust Groups React

Posted: 04/27/2012 12:05 pm Updated: 04/27/2012 12:16 pm

Mein Kampf Republication

News that Adolf Hitler's racist manifesto, Mein Kampf (My Struggle) would be republished in Germany was met with mixed reactions from Jewish groups.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that many German Jews welcomed the news.

"If it is going to be released, then I prefer seeing a competent annotated version from the Bavarian state than profit-seekers trying to make money with Nazis,'' head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Dieter Graumann said. He also called the reprinting a "good idea."

The new version of Mein Kampf will include commentaries condemning Hitler's arguments.

Even so, some Jewish groups are not happy about this latest development.

"Holocaust survivors are appalled at the insensitivity and crass commercialism that would motivate the publication of Hitler's hate-filled book in the historic cradle of the Nazi terror regime," Elan Steinberg of the American Gathering of Holocaust Survivors and their Descendants, told AFP.<

The Week reports that Deirdre Berger, an official with the American Jewish Committee, said no one should "underestimate the potential danger to this day of Hitler's Mein Kampf."

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