Rorisang Kgosana
Premium Journalist
5 minute read
10 May 2021
7:09 pm

Mein Kampf: Why is Hitler’s manifesto so easily available in SA?

Rorisang Kgosana

The book is freely available from several local online retailers and there are arguments both for and against its sale.

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It would be difficult, in fact near impossible, to find a figure more universally loathed than Adolf Hitler. The Nazi leader responsible for the deaths of million of Jews, Romany, homosexuals and any other so-called undesirables, had very few redeeming qualities and doesn't have many fans, except among those equally unhinged on the fringes of society. So, why would his manifesto, in which he first lays bare his anti-Semitic, genocidal and sometimes outright insane views, be on sale in modern South Africa? And further still, why would the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) see no problem with the...