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Top 10: Banned Books

From misunderstood titles to manifestos of hate, these texts have struck fear into the hearts of governments all over

BANNED

Hitler’s manifesto, which he wrote while in prison, was republished in 2015 with annotations by historians, to be sold at £50 a copy
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HITLER

Banned in: Russia, Austria

Hitler’s notorious autobiography preaches hatred of Jews, democracy, Communists and just about any non-Germans. After World War II, it was strictly banned in former Axis countries, to prevent his disciples from using the book as a guide to seizing power once again. The 720- page manifesto is still unavailable in Russia and Austria, and was recently prohibited in Germany. This was until the copyright expired last year, meaning it could be published for the first time in over 70 years.

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The January 2017 issue of History Revealed.