Enough dissent has been expressed to stop excerpts of "Mein Kampf" being published in Germany. However, the legal reasoning is that such action would break 'copyright' laws. The state of Bavaria holds copyright to "Mein Kampf" .
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Picture taken on January 16, 2012 in Munich shows the "Zeitungszeugen" edition from January 5, 2012, containing a reprint of the newspaper "Der Angriff" (The Attack) issued on January 30, 1933. Excerpts of Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf," which were to be published in "Der Angriff," have been struck from the publication over concern about legal action from the State of Bavaria.
Photograph by: Stephan Jansen, AFP/Getty Images
Mein Kampf excerpts struck from German magazine
By Alice Baghdijan
BERLIN - Excerpts from Hitler's Mein Kampf will be wiped from a magazine supplement due to go on sale in Germany on Thursday following the threat of legal action from the state of Bavaria, the publishers of the magazine said on Wednesday.
Passages from the Nazi dictator's work were to appear alongside critical analysis as a supplement to the historical magazine "Zeitungszeugen," which reprints annotated pages from Nazi newspapers of the 1920s and 1930s.
The Bavarian state finance ministry in southern Germany, which owns the copyright to "Mein Kampf", said last week that publishing the extracts in the supplement would breach copyright law and that they were looking into legal action.