Seller 'Mein Kampf' reported to police
Federation Jewish Netherlands will file a police report against the Amsterdam art gallery Totalitarian Art Gallery, reports NRC Handelsblad.The federation is angry at the gallery for selling 'Mein Kampf' by Adolf Hitler. The sale of the book was banned since 1974 because of the hateful nature. Owner Michiel van Eyck is not shocked by report. He believes it is historical material that suits his collection.
In addition to two original copies of 'Mein Kampf', Van Eyk also has a Dutch translation on sale. He also sells other art from the Nazi era, the Soviet Union during Stalin and China under Mao.
Federation Jewish Netherlands wants the Prosecution to confiscate the three books, and file charges. In a time of unprecedented increase in anti-Semitism, it is important to firmly address the practice of sowing hate, states chairman Herman Loonstein to NRC Handelsblad.
Gallery owner Van Eyck thinks it's nonsense. It's bizarre that a book, written 80 years ago by a frustrated idiot, could not be sold while it is freely available on the Internet. It is an authentic historical monument. Six years ago a small majority in parliament decided that 'Mein Kampf' remains banned in the Netherlands. Since it's available on the internet it is time to lift the ban, according to Van Eyck.