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Ban Sales of Nazi-oriented Book

January 23, 1979
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A leading educational publisher has stopped sales of a German language reader because of claims that it gives a favorable picture of the Nazis. Heinemann Educational Books took the decision after complaints about the book, entitled “The Hitler Era,” by Mrs. M. E Mountjoy, a modern languages teacher at a boys school in Kent. Her book, designed for teenagers, had already sold 2,000 copies since it appeared a year ago.

It quotes Hitler as saying : “Who is to blame that there is no work? Capitalism is to blame. Communists are to blame. The Jews are to blame. The Jews are not Germans. They do not belong here. They profit from German workers. The Jews get rich by financial speculation. The Jews always have money. Only the Germans don’t “The book mentions concentration camps in a single sentence and ends with the words: ” On 30 April 1945 the Fuhrer dies with his wife, Eva Braun, in a bunker in Berlin. Heil Hitler !”

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