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Plan to publish Adolf Hitler's memoir 'Mein Kampf' put on hold

January 26, 2012 - Washington

A British publisher has put on hold his plans to print excerpts of Adolf Hitler's infamous memoir 'Mein Kampf' in Germany due to the threat of legal action from the state of Bavaria.

In a notice posted on Wednesday on the website of his weekly magazine 'Zeitungszeugen,' publisher Peter McGee said that his plans to reproduce three 16-page segments of 'Mein Kampf' with critical commentary starting Thursday were being postponed as he was seeking "legal clarity," Fox News reported.

Meanwhile, he has said that he'll print the commentary on the book along with the regular magazine, which reproduces historical newspapers from the Nazi era alongside expert analysis.

Bavaria, which holds the rights to 'Mein Kampf' in Germany, said McGee's original plans violated copyright laws.


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