Nazi minister’s estate sues Random House Germany and imprint Siedler over the use of extracts from his diaries
As an author I am all in favour of strong copyright protection, but I’d be ready to make exceptions for cases like this one.
talking about this story earlier, I joked that it looked like a Nazi conspiracy, seeing that the daughter of a member of Hitler’s government controls the rights.
quick check online and I now know that it’s no joke. This is the guy from whom the present holder of the rights took over:
Genoud said “my views have not changed since I was a young man. Hitler
was a great leader, and if he had won the war the world would be a
better place today.”