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Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:51 AM

Italy daily condemned for offering readers 'Mein Kampf'

Source: Al Jazeera

Il Giornale, owned by former PM Silvio Berlusconi's brother, is selling copies of Adolf Hitler's anti-Semitic manifesto.

An Italian newspaper owned by the brother of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is giving out copies of Adolf Hitler's anti-Semitic manifesto "Mein Kampf", in a move which sparked both shock and condemnation in Italy.

For 11.90 euros ($13.40), on top of the regular newsstand price of 1.50 euros, readers of Il Giornale were offered on Saturday the option of buying the book, along with "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" by US journalist and World War II correspondent William L Shirer.

"Know it in order to reject it" was the justification given by the conservative tabloid, which is owned by Paolo Berlusconi.

In a frontpage editorial headlined "Understanding Mein Kampf so that it never returns", Il Giornale editor Alessandro Sallusti denied that his paper was being an apologist for Nazi ideology, or was trying to boost circulation with a "sly" move.

Read more: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/06/italy-mein-kampf-160611125949276.html

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Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:56 AM

1. Italy

hope they haven't forgotten their little adventure into fascism.
It didn't end well.

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