BERLIN - Public prosecutors in Germany are investigating a publisher's plans to print a new edition of Hitler's "Mein Kampf" without critical notes - a move that risks violating laws against spreading Nazi propaganda.
Leipzig-based publisher Verlag Der Schelm, or Rogue Publishing, said on its website it would reprint the unabridged 1943 version of Hitler's polemical text this summer.The two-volume political treatise, which was written by Hitler between 1924 and 1926 and posits a global Jewish conspiracy, is regarded as one of the Nazis' main propaganda tools.
The 70-year copyright on the text, banned by the Allies at the end of World War Two, expired at the end of 2015, opening the way for a critical edition with explanatory sections and some 3,500 annotations.