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August 04, 1961 - Image 7

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1961-08-04

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Hitler's Second Book Restricted by
Political Factors, Says U-M Historian

ANN ARBOR — Publication
and circulation of a little
known, newly discovered sec-
ond book by Hitler is being
restricted by political factors,
a University of Michigan his-
torian suspects.
Associate Prof. Gerhard L.
Weinberg traced Hitler's manu-
script to the World War II
Records Division of the Nation-
al Archives in. Alexandria, Va.,
in 1958.
Called simply "H itler's
Zweites Buch" ("Hitler's Sec-
ond Book"), it was written by
the Nazi leader more than 30
years ago and hidden from the
world. It is his only known
book besides "Mein Kampf."
Weinberg edited the German
language volume, which was
published last week in Germany.
Publication followed a year's
delay involving "real and imagi-
nary" legal and political com-
plications, according to the U-M
The f i r s t printing was
limited to 5,000 copies—most
of which already have been
sold. Weinberg has received
no assurances that any more
copies will be printed. •
The German publisher,
Deutsche Verlags - Anstalt in
Stuttgart, has been "limited" by
the Bavarian state government
to publication in the German
language only, according to
Weinberg. Bavaria is a state
within the Bonn Republic.
"Because the same Bavarian
government is currently trying

to prevent the appearance of
an abridged English version of
`Mein Kampf,' Hitler's first
book, it may be that there are
political considerations at
work," Weinberg suggests.
The Bavarian government has
taken over all assets of the
Nazi party's publishing house,
the Eher-Verlag in Munich, and
therefore claims control. of all
Eher copyrights, he explains.
"The newly discovered book,
like 'Mein Kampf,' explicitly
proclaims Hitler's intention to
make war on France and later
on Russia. But the new book
adds to this a subsequent war
with the U.S., Weinberg says.
"Perhaps there are some people
in Germany who are so co
cerned about the impact
other current news • story
Germany's world prestige
they prefer the world n
reminded of the way in
wars of aggression for
prominent part of Nazi
tions from the very begin
In a detailed introduc
statement to the 225-page v
ume, Weinberg explains the
history of the document, why
it was written, why Hitler
prohibited publication, and
why it should be published
now. He also provides exten-
sive footnotes to the text.
Weinberg started to trace the
manuscript in 1949 when he
learned that Hitler wrote an-
other book besides "M e i n
Kampf" and that Hitler never
meant to publish it.
T h e information Weinberg

collected made it possible to
identify the book in 1958 in
the World War II Records Divi-
sion of . the National Archives.
When the manuscript, believed
to be the only existing copy,
was made available to the pub-
lic in 1959, Weinberg. began
studying the work to see if it
was Hitler's. -And so it proved
to be.
"The document was kept in
the Na z i party's publishing
house until May, 1945, and then
taken- over by the U.S.,"
berg explai
a t
wrot he book a r
1928 rman election. He .
,ust have dictated the book
directly to someone sitting at
a typewr, probably to Max
Amann, the N. . '
"What Hitler s
n this book
is relatively "
ar to the- basic
`Mein Kampf' and
is speeches in the 1930's
and 1940's which shows how
little Hitler's views developed,"
the U-M historian notes.
In addition to Hitler's favor-
ite themes, such as race deter-
minism and the importance of
Eastern Europe to Germany and
the like, "Hitler's Second Book"
contains a few variations. Hit-
ler's advocacy of a war against
the U.S. after his European em-
pire was built is one example.
The publication of this book
is important because very little
is known about the Nazi move-
Technion Introduces Courses in Russian ment
during 1926-29 Weinberg
Realizing the importance of ' of complete ignorance of the points out.
the training of modern scien- Ruksian language and alphabet
tists and engineers able to keep to a capacity to read technical Germans Cool to Hitler's
journals (still with the help of Second Book Preaching
abreast of scientific and techni- a dictionary) within one year DestruCtion of Jews
cal developments in Russia (28 weekly classes of two hours
MUNICH, (JTA)—There has
among other languages, the Is- each).
been little demand for "Hitler's
rael Technion, at Haifa, has
Post-graduate students at the Second Book," a se _ quel to
established a special Russian- Technion studying towards their "Mein Kampf."
lagguage course for post-gradu- Master of Science degree have
Two themes mark - the
ate students: The fourth class to-show proficiency in French, book.
One is an id
of this annual Russian language German or Russian, in addition constant war
e highes
course will begin with the com- to English. Candidates for Doc- driving fore
r the dev
ing academic year.
tor of Science degrees are tested ment of
ind." The o is
Organized within the context in two foreign languages in ad- Hitler's
chotic anti-Se itism,
of . the Department of General dition • to English. For under- exhibi
in consta t references
Study's Extension courses, the graduate students working to-
to th "Jewish
asites" a
special one-year course in Rus- wards their Bachelor of Science- the
ngers to
sian reading for beginners has Degree English is a compulsory
succeeded in bringing students first-year subject.
in 1Vlein
, t
cip theme o
rma 's ex-
pan n was toward "the east,"
mea g the Soviet U •
'tier asse
fall apa estruction
f "its Jewish leaders," The
second Hitler book ends with a
tirade of hate against Jews,
using such expressions as "wip-
ing out" and "annihilating"—
a forecast of what the Nazis
were to do to Jewish victims
after they attained the power
to do it.

Reparations Fund Program Nears
End as Israel Places Final Orders

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire to
The Jewish News)

TEL AVIV—During the next
six months, Israel will place
its final orders for goods and
equipment purchased through
reparations funds provided by
West Germany, Dr. F. Shinar,
head of the Israel Reparations
Mission, said Tuesday.
He disclosed the final details
of the purchasing program at
a reception held aboard the SS
Timna, one of the last of the
Israel ships ordered in West
Germany in the reparations fund
rogram. The 22,000-ton ship
ived in Israel this week.
e final orders will corn-

plete use of the 3,450,000,000
mark ($86,250,000) fund placed tml
at the disposal of Israel and
the Conference of Material Q
Claims Against Germany by the
1952 reparations agreement.
Goods will be delivered to Israel
during the next year. In addi-
tion, there is about $125,000,000
still outstanding from the re-
parations fund for fuel pur-
West German reparations
have enabled Israel to build up
its merchant marine. Four-fifths
of that fleet, 49 ships with a
total tonnage of nearly 500,000,
have been built in West Ger-



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