Sunday, 12 June 2016

Italian paper distributes Hitler's Mein Kampf for free, sparking outrage

A major Italian newspaper has published Adolf Hitler’s political manifesto Mein Kampf and distributed it for free angering the Prime Minister and provoking a wave of public outrage as well as condemnation from the Jewish community.
The conservative Milano daily Il Giornale distributed the Hitler’s text as a free supplement to the William Shirer's ‘The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich’. The book is the first in a series of eight history books on the Nazi Third Reich, which are sold alongside editions of the paper.

Partly autobiographical, Mein Kampf, which means ‘My Struggle,’ outlines Hitler’s ultranationalist, anti-Semitic ideology that formed the basis of Nazism. Published in 1924, the book also spread Hitler’s hatred of Jews, which culminated in Holocaust resulting in about six million Jews being murdered by the Nazis.
The move immediately provoked a wave of indignation among the public and politicians. "I find it sordid that an Italian daily is giving away Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' today. I embrace the Jewish community with affection. #neveragain," Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi wrote in his twitter post, denouncing the publication.


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