Banker Julius Meinl V loses legal action to magazine that 'portrayed him as Hitler'

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A multi-millionaire banker has lost a legal action against an Austrian magazine after a judge ruled its cover story that "linked" him to Hitler was not defamatory.

Julius Meinl V, 51, who is Jewish and whose family fled their Austrian homeland shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War, was incensed when he saw what he claimed was a "doctored" photograph of himself on the front of Format magazine.

He claims the image was deliberately changed to make him look like Hitler and appeared next to the large headline "Meinls Kampf." Hitler's book, Mein Kampf (My Struggle) was first published in 1925....

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