Hitler still a hit

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MOSCOW: An an­no­tated crit­i­cal edi­tion of Adolf Hitler’s man­i­festo

Mein Kampf climbed to best­seller sta­tus last year to sell some 85 000 copies in Ger­many, the In­sti­tute of Con­tem­po­rary His­tory (IfZ) said yes­ter­day.

The book went on sale on January 8, 2016, for the first time since the end of World War II, after the copy­right of the book held by the Ger­man state of Bavaria ex­pired in late 2015.

“Around 85 000 copies of the edi­tion have been sold over the counter since January 2016. It has at times topped Der Spiegel’s best­seller list,” the IfZ said in a state­ment re­leased here.

IfZ di­rec­tor An­dreas Wirsching re­port­edly said the pub­lisher did not expect to sell more than 4 000 copies.

The Nazi man­i­festo has been reprinted five times, with a sixth edi­tion to ap­pear by the end of this month.

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