Hitler wrote Mein Kampf in a Bavarian prison after he was jailed in 1923
The German state of Bavaria is planning to publish a version of Mein Kampf for use by students - the first publication since World War Two.
Adolf Hitler's infamous memoir is not technically banned in Germany, but Bavaria owns the copyright to the book and has long threatened legal action against others who attempt to publish it.
The rights to the book, which sets out the Nazi vision of Aryan racial purity, are due to expire at the end of 2015, 70 years after Hitler's death.
Bavaria's finance minister Markus Soeder said an edition aimed at students would include critical annotations - a bid to curb fears about the book being freely available to young people, the German news agency DAPD reported.
The aim, he said, was to show "what a worldwide catastrophe" Hitler's views led to.
The project will cost Bavaria around €500,000 (¬£408,000).
The German state is also supporting the production of a more comprehensive version with academic commentary by the Institute of Contemporary History
Dieter Graumann, the president of Germany's Central Council of Jews
, has pointed out that the book is already easily accessible on the internet. He said he would prefer German citizens to read annotated excerpts than access it online.
It is also easy to buy the book in other countries, where Bavaria cannot block its publication due to different copyright laws.
Hitler wrote Mein Kampf - meaning My Struggle - a rambling and anti-Semitic book outlining his ideology, in a Bavarian prison after he was jailed in the aftermath of the failed 1923 Beer Hall Putsch.
The Allies agreed to hand the copyright to Mein Kampf over to the Bavarian state government after the end of World War Two.