December 7th, 2015

Statement by the president of the Central Council of Jews, Dr. Josef Schuster, on the edition of "Mein Kampf"

Josef Schuster, president of the Central Council of Jews.

Dr. Josef Schuster, president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany:

“The Central Council of Jews in Germany is convinced that Hitler’s scorning propaganda “Mein Kampf” must remain prohibited. Law enforcement authorities should rigorously prosecute the distribution and sale of the book. There is a great danger that this book will increasingly be circulated on the market after the expiry of the copyright. Unfortunately, it can already be purchased via the Internet and abroad. Nevertheless, knowledge of “Mein Kampf” continues to be important in order to explain National Socialism and the Shoa. Therefore we do not object to a critical edition, contrasting Hitler’s racial theories with scientific findings, to be at the disposal of research and teaching.”