Hitler's Mein Kampf to be published in Germany
A magazine supplement with an image of Adolf Hitler and the title 'The Unreadable Book' is pictured in Berlin. Hitler's "Mein Kampf" is due to go on sale in Germany on Thursday.Reuters

After a 70-year prohibition, Adolf Hitler's autobiographical manifesto "Mein Kampf" will hit German stores by early 2016. 

The state of Bavaria, which owns the German copyright, had banned the republication of the so-called 'Nazi Bible' for several decades while the published copies of the Führer's manuscripts were hidden away at the vast Bavarian State Library in Munich since the end of World War II.

However, now that the rights blocking any duplication of the manuscript expire in December this year, the first reprint will be available for German readers by next year, reports Washington Post.

It is understood that a noted centre for study of Nazism, The Institute for Contemporary History, in Munich, has been working on the edition for several years, instigating heated discourse regarding history, anti-Semitism and the power of Hitler's propaganda.

With the addition of the critical commentary, the book is expected to be over 2,000 pages, which is double the size of the original manuscript. It would be published in two volumes, the spokeswoman for the institute, Simone Paulmichl, informed The New York Times.

Though the hard copies of the book are available in the neighbouring Czech Republic or Hungary, the state of Bavaria has so far banned its reprint in Germany.

Many are still shocked at the prospect of "Mein Kampf" coming to German book stores, especially in the backdrop of rising anti-Semitism in the country.

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