Controversy in Germany surrounds 'Mein Kampf' copyright expiration

Controversy in Germany surrounds 'Mein Kampf' copyright expiration

MUNICH , Germany, June 12 (UPI) --The copyright on Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" will expire at the end of 2015, and German legal scholars are debating whether the book should be studied.
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Russian court orders Wikipedia 'Mein Kampf' page blocked

Russian court orders Wikipedia 'Mein Kampf' page blocked

MOSCOW, March 5 (UPI) -- A Russian court ordered a Wikipedia article on "Mein Kampf" blocked because of a link to the text of Adolf Hitler's autobiography, Wikipedia said.
Two copies of 'Mein Kampf' sell for $64,850

Two copies of 'Mein Kampf' sell for $64,850

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Two signed copies of "Mein Kampf" sold in an auction in Los Angeles for $64,850.
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Two signed copies of Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' going to auction

Two signed copies of Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' going to auction

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Two copies of "Mein Kampf," signed by Adolf Hitler, are going up for auction Thursday in Los Angeles.
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German institute: Work to proceed on scholarly edition of 'Mein Kampf'

MUNICH, Germany, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A German research institute says it plans to go ahead with a scholarly edition of Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" even though Bavaria has dropped the project.

Jewish group files legal action against store for selling 'Mein Kampf'

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A group of Jewish people in the Netherlands have called for the prosecution of an Amsterdam shop that is selling German dictator Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf."

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HERNDON, Va., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Was Adolf Hitler born too early? That is, could a 21st-century Hitler have prevailed in imposing Nazism upon the world where a 20th-century Hitler failed?
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Pyongyang threatens action against defectors spreading Hitler story

PYONGYANG, North Korea, June 19 (UPI) -- North Korea threatened Wednesday to punish defectors who claim the Communist country's leaders have attempted to spread Nazi ideology.

Italy arrests 10 right wingers

NAPLES, Italy, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Italian police carried out a series of raids aimed at right-wing groups Thursday and charged 10 people with instigating or conducting political violence.

Russian fined for posting Mein Kampf

YEKATERINBURG, Russia, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A Russian woman was fined $3,000 after she pleaded guilty on charges of attempting to incite racial hatred by posting Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf on her website.

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Magazine delays printing of 'Mein Kampf'

BERLIN, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The British publisher of a German historical magazine said Wednesday he will postpone printing excerpts of Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" after legal threats.
'Mein Kampf' excerpts to be published

'Mein Kampf' excerpts to be published

BERLIN, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- A German weekly magazine publisher's decision to release excerpts from Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" beginning next week already is drawing criticism.

Russian court refuses to ban Hindu text

TOMSK, Russia, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- A court in Siberia turned down a petition Wednesday to ban a translation of the Bhagavad Gita promoted by the Hare Krishna movement.
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Mein Kampf
LAP99062806 - 28 JUNE 1999 - LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA: This is a photographic copy of the cover of the deluxe edition of Hitler's "Mein Kampf" sent by General George Patton to the chairman of the Huntington Library. The Nazi-era Nuremberg Laws, which were a critical step in initiating the Holocaust and are signed by Adolf Hitler, will go on display along with this edition to the public, June 29 at the Skirball Cultural Center, a private museum in Los Angeles, as a permanent loan from the Huntington Library in Pasadena, Ca., where the paper's have been secretly kept since 1945. The package is marked with wax seals of the Third Reich, which was seized at Eichstatt, Germany, on April 28, 1945 by members of the 203rd CIC Detachment III Corps. It was presented to General George S..Patton on May 30, 1945. (bc-us-hitlerpapers) jr/Huntington Library UPI

Mein Kampf (English: My Struggle or My Battle) is a book written by Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. It combines elements of autobiography with an exposition of Hitler's political ideology. Volume 1 of Mein Kampf was published in 1925 and Volume 2 in 1926. The book was edited by the former Hieronymite friar Bernhard Stempfle who later perished during the Night of the Long Knives.

Hitler began the dictation of the book while imprisoned for what he considered to be "political crimes" after his failed Putsch in Munich in November 1923. Though Hitler received many visitors earlier on, he soon devoted himself entirely to the book. As he continued, Hitler realized that it would have to be a two-volume work, with the first volume scheduled for release in early 1925. The prison governor of Landsberg noted at the time that "he hopes the book will run into many editions, thus enabling him to fulfil his financial obligations and to defray the expenses incurred at the time of his trial."

Hitler originally wanted to call his forthcoming book Viereinhalb Jahre (des Kampfes) gegen Lüge, Dummheit und Feigheit, or Four and a Half Years (of Struggle) Against Lies, Stupidity and Cowardice. Max Amann, head of the Franz Eher Verlag and Hitler's publisher, is said to have suggested the much shorter "Mein Kampf".

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