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Mein Kampf (literally "My Struggle") is an autobiographical manifesto by the National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP) leader Adolf Hitler. The book was first published in the original language (German) on July 18, 1925 and in English on October 13, 1933. When Hitler died in 1945, the copyright was passed to the Bavarian government, which refused the republication of the book until the copyright expired in 2015. Special conditions continue to apply in other countries.

Censorship[]

Dutch (Netherlands) censorship[]

  • While this book is unofficially banned in the Netherlands, the government claimed the copyright of the work since the Dutch law does not allow banning said book. Owning Hitler's book in the Netherlands is still legal, but not its printing, sale or purchase.

German censorship[]

  • When Hitler killed himself in 1945, the copyright of the work was passed to the Bavarian government, which refused the republication of Hitler's work. The copyright expired on January 1, 2016, making the whole text of the book public domain in Germany. Ownership and sale of the book is not an offense in Germany as it is not covered by §86 StGB.

International censorship[]

  • Amazon banned sales of Hitler's book (all non-academic editions) since March 2020.

Where to find it uncensored[]

You can find the book uncensored online here. It is available on Barnes & Noble.

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