Academics Protest Bavaria's About-Face on Publishing 'Mein Kampf'

A high-profile scholarly effort to publish an annotated version of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf has been thrown into question by the German state of Bavaria.

The Bavarian government, which owns the copyright to the infamous tome, has unexpectedly withdrawn its funding for the project—some 500,000 euros. Moreover, it now says it will pursue legal action against any German publishers that release Mein