Vol. 1, No. 55, 18 June1997
HUNGARIAN COURT BANS "MEIN KAMPF." The Budapest municipal court on 17 June
prohibited the publication, sale, delivery, free distribution, or presentation
to the general public of Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf," Hungarian media
reported. "The work is harmful to public interest and to human dignity, and
its distribution has been banned under Hungary's press law," MTI quoted
unnamed officials as saying. The Prosecutor General's Office suspended the
publication of the book in November 1996 and proposed that the municipal court
ban it on the basis of media and civil code laws. Aron Monus, who translated
the book and represents the publisher, said he will appeal to a higher court.
Hitler's book was last published in Hungarian translation in 1942 and was
banned in Hungary after World War II.
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