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The German state of Bavaria is preparing to publish Hitler's manifesto, Mein Kampf, in 2015, before the book's copyright expires.

The book is not banned by law in Germany, but Bavaria has used ownership of the copyright to prevent publication of German editions since 1945.

Copyright restrictions stop at the end of 2015, 70 years after Hitler's death.

The Bavarian government says it is preparing an edition for students which will include a critical commentary.

"We want to make clear what nonsense is in there," and to show "what a worldwide catastrophe this dangerous body of thought led to".

By publishing in 2015 before the expiry of the copyright, Bavaria hopes to make future German editions as "commercially unattractive" as possible.

Read more at bbc.co.uk.
 
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