American Holocaust Survivors Will Get ‘Mein Kampf’ Royalties Under Deal With Publisher


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THE FORWARD – A Jewish organization that provides much needed care and financial assistance to aging survivors of the Holocaust will receive the royalties from the American sales of “Mein Kampf.”

Jewish Family & Children’s Service, which is based in Waltham, Massachusetts, and serves the Boston metro area, will receive the reportedly tens of thousands of dollars generated each year by the book’s sales.

The Boston-based publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, originally planned to donate the money to a wider array of local non-profits, hoping to fund organizations that support tolerance in general, and are not directly related to Holocaust awareness or caring for survivors. But the Boston Jewish community, as well as the Anti-Defamation League, criticized the move.

“Holocaust education and Holocaust awareness should be at the top of the list for these profits,” Robert Trestan, director of the New England office of the Anti-Defamation League, told the Boston Globe. “Number two would be anti-bias education.”

Between 60,000 and 100,000 survivors live in the United States — about a fifth of the total number of survivors worldwide. Many of them require full-time care, as well as special emotional care. As much as a quarter of all survivors live below the poverty line. In the New York area alone, close to 30,000 live either near or below the poverty line.

The status of Holocaust survivors is a major source of controversy in Israel, where an estimated 40,000 survivors live below the poverty line, representing 30% of all Israeli survivors. A 2015 report found that Israeli survivors are on average 83 years old, and that a third live alone.

Germany has come under fire in recent years for not allocating an appropriate amount of funding to care for the survivors who still live there. The government has in recent years imposed a 25-hour-per-week cap on in-home care.

On June 8 the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution urging Germany to increase its funding for care of Holocaust survivors.

Houghton Mifflin has had the publishing rights to “Mein Kampf” since 1933, when it released the first American edition of the book, translating the title to “My Battle.” At the outbreak of World War II the U.S. government seized royalties from the book.

A German publishing firm released an extensively annotated edition of the book earlier this year. The book, which was banned in Germany for seventy years, reached the number two spot on the German newspaper Der Spiegel’s nonfiction bestseller list.

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  1. #1 by michael walsh on 06/30/2016 - 10:40 am

    Ha Ha! Caught with their fingers in the till ~ I wrote a few posts ago that the Yids would sell Mein Kampf if there were a few shekels in it for them. These repulsive reptiles do no possess a single human quality; their snouts are constantly in the other man’s trough, milking the labours of non-Jews.

  2. #2 by Birth of a New Earth on 06/30/2016 - 6:40 pm

    What a complete bunch of nonsense. How enraging!

  3. #3 by nooralhaqiqa on 07/01/2016 - 1:17 am

    Such a farce! “Muh shekels” indeed. Why are all these poooooor old Jews living under such horrible conditions? Er, who gets all the money extracted from this cash cow known as “gullible goyim”?

    The hard part is KNOWING the truth and watching trillions still living in complete ignorance or, worse ~ knowing and not doing a thing.

    Sometimes you wonder, in the face of such monumental ignorance, what to do besides just hold on

  4. #4 by Joseph Pede on 07/01/2016 - 4:44 pm

    the jewish hilarious-oh-cast is utter bullshit – they were the mass murderers of both world wars and the biggest mass murderers in the history of mankind…..the ceo of this publishing company is most likely a jew……..they are the children of the devil – liars like their father the devil John 8:44

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