SAO PAULO (Jul. 22)
Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” was banned in Brazil today on grounds that it “provokes hatred against the Jewish people” and contains “propaganda fomenting racial discrimination.” The ban was issued by Minister of Justice Alfredo Buzaid who ordered all copies of the book seized at bookstores and at the publisher’s office. The ban prohibits the publication, circulation, distribution or sale of the book Hitler wrote while in prison in the 1920s which later became the Bible of the Nazi Party. Buzaid said that Hitler’s doctrine, espoused in “Mein Kampf.” was responsible for World War II and opened the way to genocide. He noted that Brazilian law does not tolerate war propaganda, subversion or prejudice against any race, religion or class. A Brazilian law of October, 1956 provides penalties for genocide or incitement to genocide.