File - In this Dec. 11, 2015 photo, different editions of Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" are on display at the Institute for Contemporary History in Munich. (Matthias Balk/dpa via AP)
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For 70 years since the Nazi defeat in World War II, copyright law has been used in Germany to prohibit the publication of "Mein Kampf" – the notorious anti-Semitic tome in which Adolf Hitler set out his ideology.In Germany, many argue that holding back "Mein Kampf" merely created mystique around the book.The Munich-based Institute for Contemporary History, which is behind the new version, sought and was denied permission to produce the book in the mid-1990s when it published a volume of Hitler's speeches.Hitler wrote "Mein Kampf" – or "My Struggle" – after he was jailed following the failed 1923 coup attempt known as the Beer Hall Putsch. There are currently no known plans to publish a Hitler-only "Mein Kampf" in Germany.Those included the copyright of the German original of "Mein Kampf".
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