Students at Ten Italian High Schools List Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ Among Favorite Books


Students at ten Italian high schools included Nazi leader Adolf Hitler’s autobiography Mein Kampf in recently-compiled lists of their top ten favorite books, The Local reported.

Italian Education Ministry official Alessandro Fusacchia was quoted as calling the students’ choice a “particularly nasty case.” According to Fusacchia, students had been asked to pick from books by Italian authors that were published after 2000.

“We are looking into it, but we are convinced that it was not a bad interpretation of the request, but rather a free choice,” he said.

Earlier this year, the Italian newspaper Il Giornale faced criticism after it distributed free copies of an annotated version of Mein Kampf.

As reported in The Algemeiner, a 2,000-page, two-volume annotated version of Mein Kampf was published in January by Munich’s Institute for Contemporary History after a 70-year copyright held by the German state of Bavaria expired. At the time, the institute said the new version “seeks to thoroughly deconstruct Hitler’s propaganda in a lasting manner.”

(c) 2016 The Algemeiner



  1. Fill their toy chests. These Italian kids and many others today groan just to see a good movie.

    Much can be thought of the way that they are raised, their community, the involvement of the church which passes no faith to discuss holocaust issues and other conditions of a hard world that they do not wish to understand, do not wish to engage, do not wish to invite to humor and do not want to study.

    Given the greatness of world literature and the totally irate, diatribe worthless war of Hitler’s hate in Mein Kamph, one can wonder what these children did with their childhood. Was there hope? Was there any decency?

    World discredit.

  2. They chose to read Hitler, because their iwn Mussolini’s harangues read more like melodramatic opera libretti, than books.
    As Rabbi Meir Lehmann of Metz has said – unless you give the children something worth reading, they will read something totally unworthy. What have the latter-day Italian authors penned that is deserving of the time and effort? For the most part – liberal junk. So, the children don’t care much for that, and, I could guarantee this, they are not going to read neither Dante, nor Machiavelli. Thus, Mein Kampf made the list.


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