Brazilian Government Orders Confiscation of Hitler’s ‘mein Kampf’

The Ministry of Justice issued an order yesterday to confiscate all copies of Hitler’s book “Mein Kampf” now being disseminated in Brazil in a Portuguese translation.

At the same time, the embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany notified the Federation of Jewish Communities here that it is starting court actions against the publisher in Sao Paulo who published the Mein Kampf edition in Brazil. The order to start suits against the publisher emanated from the West German Government in Bonn.

Hitler’s infamous apologia was issued at Sao Paulo five months ago by the publishing house of Mestre Jou. According to the West German Embassy, the authorities at Bonn ordered the suits instituted because Mestre Jou had never received permission to publish Mein Kampf. The rights to the publication of Mein Kampf are owned by the West German State of Bavaria.

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