英語を聞く: Explaining Hitler

From BBC English
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by Steve Evans

The German state of Bavaria (…) is preparing for the expiration in 2015 of the copyright on Adolf Hitler’s infamous memoir Mein Kampf by supporting the preparation of new editions with a critical commentary – including one for students. (…)

One of the historians, Edith Raim of the Institute of Contemporary History in Munich, said: “Our book won’t find any buyers in the Neo-Nazi scene. It’s going to be a solid scientific work.”

The president of Germany’s Central Council of Jews, Dieter Graumann, said he would prefer German citizens to be able to read a copy with notes of explanation. After all, the book is already freely available on the Internet.

Homework
After reading the text, think of the questions below and write an answer to ONE of them (5-10 sentences):
1. What do you think about banning the publication of a book? Do you thin that books like “Mein Kampf” should be published or banned?
2. What is the most precious (for you) book that you have in your house? Why is it precious for you?
3. Make your own sentences with the words written in bold.

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