Hate Lit, In Translation

An Azeri translation of Mein Kampf by a newspaper editor in Azerbaijan has infuriated Jewish groups there and resulted in the impounding of all unsold copies.

Azadliq newspaper said it had taken Mr Zeynalli more than two years to translate the book and that local press have been publishing it in fragments for the past two years.

But by publishing the book in full, Mr Zeynalli may have broken a national ban on Hitler’s anti-Semitic text.

Azerbaijan was part of the Soviet Union and took part in World War II against Nazi Germany.