Who knew there was no authoritative edition of Mein Kampf?
Most surprising thing I learned from On The Media’s coverage of the forthcoming expiration of the copyright of Mein Kampf? There’s no authoritative version in the first place, and nobody really knows what Hitler originally dictated. Solution: The German government will publish its own annotated edition.
German media professor Niklaus Peifer explains, “There is no clear knowledge about what the original text is that was written or dictated by Hitler himself. So this group of historians will try to find out what the real version is.”
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