A rightwing Italian newspaper was on Saturday giving away free copies of Adolf Hitler’s anti-Semitic manifesto “Mein Kampf” in a move which sparked both shock and condemnation. “Know it in order to reject it” was the justification given by conservative tabloid Il Giornale, which is owned by Paolo Berlusconi, brother of former premier Silvio Berlusconi.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi quickly denounced the initiative on Twitter, writing: “I find it sordid that an Italian daily is giving away Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’. I embrace the Jewish community with affection. #neveragain”
It was also denounced by Italy’s 30,000-strong Jewish community, which is one of the oldest in Europe. READ MORE