What George Orwell said about Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’

“As my colleague Anthony Faiola reported this week, Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” is expected to be reissued in Germany for the first time since the end of World War II. Although widely available elsewhere in the world, the book — Hitler’s testament and what’s considered the founding text of Nazism — was never reprinted in postwar Germany.

Its planned reissue in Germany, The Post notes, will come in the form of a 2,000-page academic tome that supplements Hitler’s own text with sharp commentary and criticism. The new version offers “a useful way of communicating historical education and enlightenment,” says one of the scholars behind the project. “A publication with the appropriate comments, exactly to prevent these traumatic events from ever happening again.”