The German state
of Bavaria announced on Wednesday it had scrapped plans to publish a new
academic reprint of Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" with critical
commentary when its legal power to ban the book expires in 2015.
The southern German
state owns the copyright and has banned any republication. But the
copyright expires at the end of 2015, 70 years after the author's death.
Bavaria had been planning to then publish a new edition with critical
commentary from the Munich-based Institute for Contemporary History