Contexualised edition of Mein Kampf is unexpected success in France

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A heavily annotated translation into French of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf, the work of a group of historians over several years to place the book into proper context, aimed essentially at the academic world, selling for 100 euros and which the publishers banned from display in bookshops, is close to having sold out its first print run of 10,000 copies.

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A French edition of Hitler’s Mein Kampf has turned into a summer bestseller despite its high price and the publishers’ efforts to limit its promotion, reports The Times.