Due to the decision of Alessandro Sallusti, the chief editor of the daily Italian newspaper Il Giornale, the first part of Adolf Hitler’s book “Mein Kampf” became a free addendum to the newspaper, as RIA Novosti reported on Saturday June 11, 2016.
This weekend, the readers of Il Giornale received the text of the first part of the book-Manifesto of Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” as free addendum to the newspaper, causing a strong reaction in the Italian political community.
The Jewish community of Italy called this fact “indecent behavior“. The Israeli Embassy expressed great surprise at what happened.
The Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Italy, Renzi, calling the act “pathetic”.
On the other hand, justifying the decision, chief editor Sallusti stated that the publication of such documents gives the public “a real antidote to the toxins of national socialism“.
This is not the first incident with this book in Europe. In Germany in January 2016, the first postwar edition of Adolf Hitler’s book was issued. The entire edition was sold out within a matter of days. European lawyers explain the possibility of republishing “Mein Kampf” with the expiration of the term of copyright on the book, which previously belonged to the authorities of Bavaria.
In the Russian Federation this book is considered to be extremist and is prohibited from public distribution.