The news outlet quoted the association's head Josef Kraus as saying that some passages from Hitler's "propaganda pamphlet" should be taught to students aged 16 and over by "savvy history and politics teachers."
According to him, the "inflammatory" text of the book could help "inoculate adolescents against political extremism".
Strongly opposing the idea was eminent German Jewish community leader Charlotte Knobloch, who called the use of the "profoundly anti-Jewish diatribe" as teaching material an irresponsible step.
1924: Germany — Adolf Hitler was released from Landsberg Prison after 264 days incarcerated during which he wrote his book, Mein Kampf.— Today In History (@Yesterday_Today) 20 декабря 2015
Earlier this month, it was reported that a new edition of Hitler’s manifesto is due to be published in Germany for the first time since the end of the Second World War.
The two-volume, 2,000-page academic edition prepared by the Munich-based Institute for Contemporary History is to appear on bookstore shelves across Germany after the New Year.The Local.
Written in 1923, Hitler’s Mein Kampf or ‘My Struggle’, his opus detailing the National Socialist German Worker’s Party’s hate-filled ideological doctrine, has been translated into dozens of languages.
Since 1945, however, there have been no new editions of Mein Kampf in German, although earlier copies of the manifesto have circulated worldwide and the book is available online. In 2010, Russia banned Mein Kampf as part of its attempts to stop the glorification of Nazism.