Update: German Prosecutors Probing Yahoo! for Suspected <I>Mein Kampf</I> Sale

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Updated from 3:21 p.m. ET

Yahoo!

(YHOO)

is reportedly under investigation by prosecutors in Germany for the suspected online auction of copies of Adolf Hitler's

Mein Kampf

, which is banned in the country.

Shares of the company slid last week after a French court ordered Yahoo to bar French users from auction sites selling Nazi memorabilia.

A spokeswoman from Yahoo's German unit said the company "took away the items as soon as they were notified" and added that she doesn't expect the preliminary investigation to become a court case.