Russia bans historian's book about Hitler

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Prosecutors said Tuesday that a Russian court has banned the 1953 book Hitler's Table Talk: 1941-1944 by British historian Hugh Trevor-Roper. The book collects Hitler's opinions on a wide range of topics and has been banned in Russia because it includes quotes insulting to Russians and Jews.

According to Reuters, prosecutors found that the book included statements from the Nazi leader that are of "an anti-Slavic and anti-Semitic character."

The book will be added to a list of titles banned in Russia. Owning or distributing any volume on the list is illegal.

Trevor-Roper, who died in 2003, was an Oxford professor and a noted historian. During the Second World War, he worked for the British intelligence services and, after the war, investigated the circumstances surrounding Hitler's death.

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