7 books that were banned for being too “dangerous”

November 23, 2022 0 By Cypher9ja

German dictator Adolf Hitler’s autobiography ‘Mein Kampf’ (German, ‘My Struggle’) was published in 1925. It was Hitler’s rigid antisemitism views which lead to millions of innocent Jews being killed in the Holocaust. In his autobiography, Hitler writes about his radical views, what lead to them, and his vision for Germany.

“After World War II various efforts were undertaken to limit access to the work. Postwar German law banned the sale and public display of books espousing Nazi philosophy. Moreover, the copyright for ‘Mein Kampf’ had been awarded to the German state of Bavaria, which refused to grant publishing rights. However, foreign publishers continued to print the work, an act that brought condemnation both in Germany and in the countries where the book was published, not least because of its popularity with white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups… On January 1, 2016, the copyright for ‘Mein Kampf’ expired, and the book entered public domain. Shortly thereafter Munich’s Institute for Contemporary History published a heavily annotated edition,” reads a report on Britannica.