A Boston-based publishing company is to donate proceeds from Adolf Hitler’s infamous manifesto to an organisation that works with Holocaust survivors.
The move came after Houghton Mifflin Harcourt was criticised by Jewish advocates for its plans to donate proceeds and royalties from Mein Kampf to Boston cultural organisations, not necessarily to those fighting anti-Semitism.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt partnered Boston-based Combined Jewish Philanthropies to determine the best use of the funds and the company now says proceeds from Mein Kampf will be donated to Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Boston.
The publisher had been donating proceeds to organisations that combat anti-Semitism since 2000, but last year announced it was going to widen the scope, which caused Jewish advocates to speak out.
But they said they now welcomed the decision to focus on Holocaust-specific causes.