Italy’s education ministry received a nasty shock after a poll seeking to find out what the most ‘beloved’ book among children returned an unwelcome entry, informs Independent.
The cross-country survey of 140,000 secondary school classrooms was intended as a means to understand which works by Italian authors were the most popular, but somehow ended up including Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf, according to La Repubblica.
Mein Kampf (‘My Struggle’), is the partly-autobiographical work that outlined Hitler’s ideology, and formed the basis for Nazism. It was written while he was imprisoned following his failed Putsch in Munich in November 1923, and published on 18 July 1925.
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