Why did Germany outlaw Hitler's book?

Discussion in 'History' started by desi, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. CharonZ Registered Senior Member

    Read my former post. It is not banned.
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  3. milkweed Valued Senior Member

    As others have said:
    "The reason for banning it was probably because the allies felt that they needed to re-educate the German people and the book would make that difficult."

    Heres a snippet from one of the Oskar Schindler sites:

    In 1962, after Oscar Schindler was honored by Israel as a Righteous Gentile, his business partner in Germany canceled the partnership saying, ' ... now it is clear that you are a friend of Jews and I will not work together with you any more ...'

    This quote is available on several sites related to Schindler.

    The war had ended but the hatred for jews by significant numbers of german citizens remained. Re-education of the German people was the primary motivation behind denying this particular madmans writings to continue in Germany. A broad statement of rejection of the ideas that culminated in the Holocaust. Nazi sympathizers were a real issue after the war.


    Technically, Mein Kampf no longer falls under a book ban, via a 1979 german court decision. It would appear that before this court decision, there was a ban on this book that was total, regardless of version. Bavaria owns the copyright of all editions of Mein Kampf except the English, the Dutch and the Swedish, so a German translation would be protected under Bavarian copyright, but not these others.

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  5. The Germans are known for book-banning/burning. Before the second World War initiated, they burned anything considered to undermine the war spirit. Which included anything religious and most scientific/mathematic books. Because, these were thought to discourage the basic response of fighting, and fighting back.

    Upon losing, and having to re-establish as best they could into the Global Structure for support in rebuilding, they thought it best to scape goat something idealistic that would make everyone just feel better because they came out of the haze. The natural choice would be anything by Hitler.

    One of the most noteworthy book burnings was in Munich, where children marched in from dozens of miles to burn their books of nursery rhymes, because these taught interaction with a happy ending. They were replaced with lyrical songs of how great it will be for the Third Reich to enforce willed doctrine on the areas that came under submission.
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  7. JetPilot Registered Senior Member

    Could another fascist movement really have spawned out of Germany after World War 2? I would actually think banning the book might have been just a conscious decisions by Germans do attempt to forget Hitler. I am sure he has enough of a negative connotation in Germany already. And banning the book simply puts out the way for someone to write one like it. His thoughts and ideas should be understood by the Germans so they could see what went wrong.
  8. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

    Gangs don't seem to be a dying trend.
    When you became a nazi you were joining the biggest,
    best-dressed, best equipped, most violent gang in history.

    It's certainly less dangerous than it was.
    But it's probably best leaving it in cyber form.
    Once people get a book in their hands they like slamming
    it down and quoting bits out of it.
  9. peta9 Registered Senior Member

    religion is a gang too.
  10. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

    You can read it online anytime anywhere.


    Hitler was a very disturbed man, thinking there was only one ethnic type that should even be here on Earth. He wanted to clean the Earth of all others or at least keep them under his surveillance until they died.
  11. firdroirich A friend of The Friends Registered Senior Member

    As it turns out, the book isin't outlawed at all.....

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