New edition of Hitler’s Mein Kampf goes on sale in German bookshops and sells out instantly

ByPamela Geller on January 10, 2016
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At such a time as this……

The timing on this is suspicious. Mein Kampf is a bestseller in many Muslim countries. Europe, and most particularly Germany, is morphing into a Muslim state at warped speed. The rise in Jew-hatred in Europe is tied directly to the increase in Muslim immigration. Islamic antisemitism is in the Quran.

“Mein Kampf” in Arabic is “My jihad.” Perf.

“New edition of Hitler’s Mein Kampf goes on sale in German bookshops and sells out instantly,” By Gianluca Mezzofiore For Mailonline, 9 January 2016

2,000-page critical edition of anti-Semitic rant hit bookstores on 8 January
Mein Kampf had more than 15,000 orders despite only printing 4,000 copies
German state of Bavaria refused to publish book for 70 years
Copyright expired on January and new edition will cost 59 euros (£43)
Munich’s Institute for Contemporary History curated annotated edition
Jewish community says Holocaust survivors ‘will be offended’
Hitler wrote notorious racist manifesto while in jail in 1924

Adolf Hitler’s autobiography Mein Kampf was an instant sellout when it hit bookstores in Germany for the first time since the Second World War.

More than 15,000 advance orders were placed, despite the initial print of 4,000 copies, with one copy even put up for resale on Amazon.de for €9,999.99 (£7,521.43).

Mein Kampf, which means My Struggle, returned into the public domain on January 1.

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A copy of Hitler’s Mein Kampf – A Critical Edition stands on a display table in a bookshop in Munich, Germany
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A 1941 edition of Adolf Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ (‘My Struggle’) lies at the library of the Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum)

Ian Kershaw, a Briton who is a leading biographer of Hitler, joined Friday’s book presentation and said it was ‘high time for a rigorously academic edition of Mein Kampf’ to be made available.

‘For years, I have considered the lifting of the ban on publication long overdue,’ Kershaw said.

‘Censorship is almost always pointless in the long term in a free society, and only contributes to creating a negative myth, making a forbidden text more mysterious and awakening an inevitable fascination with the inaccessible.’

Germany’s main Jewish group, the Central Council of Jews, said it has no objections to the critical edition but strongly supports ongoing efforts to prevent any new ‘Mein Kampf’ without annotations. Its president, Josef Schuster, said he hopes the critical edition will ‘contribute to debunking Hitler’s inhuman ideology and counteracting anti-Semitism.’

Copies of a 2,000-page, two-volume annotated version of Mein Kampf will go on sale on January 9 after three years of labour by scholars at Munich’s Institute for Contemporary History.The new version, which will cost 59 euros (£43), has some 3,500 annotations.

Authors argue that the critical edition will serve to ‘deconstruct and put into context Hitler’s writing’ with the aim to demystify the 800-page rant.

The annotated version looks at key historical questions, the institute said, including: ‘How were his theses conceived? What objectives did he have? And most important: which counterarguments do we have, given our knowledge today of the countless claims, lies and assertions of Hitler?’
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Jewish community in Germany criticised the decision to reprint the anti-Semitic book, questioning whether it was necessary to propagate the inflammatory text again
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Ronald Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress, said ‘it would be best to leave ‘Mein Kampf’ where it belongs: the poison cabinet of history’

Education Minister Johanna Wanka has argued that such a version should be introduced to all classrooms across Germany, saying it would serve to ensure that ‘Hitler’s comments do not remain unchallenged’.

‘Pupils will have questions and it is only right that these can be addressed in classes,’ she said.

But the Jewish community in Germany criticised the decision to reprint the anti-Semitic book, questioning whether it was necessary to propagate the inflammatory text again.

Charlotte Knobloch, leader of the Jewish community in Munich, said she could not imagine seeing ‘Mein Kampf’ in shop windows.

Ronald Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress, told AFP that not only would ‘Holocaust survivors be offended by the sale of the anti-Semitic work in bookstores again’, but that he also failed to see a need for a critical edition.

‘Unlike other works that truly deserve to be republished as annotated editions, ‘Mein Kampf’ does not,’ he said, arguing that academics and historians already have easy access to the text.

mein6First edition of Mein Kampf signed by Adolf Hitler. The Nazi dictator wrote the book in 1924 while he was in jail in Bavaria for treason after his failed coup

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Versions of the book will also hit bookstands in France, causing an outcry in the Jewish community there mein7

A German edition of Adolf Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ (My Struggle) is pictured at the Berlin Central and Regional Library

And even though it should be studied and German students taught about the devastating impact it had, Lauder said ‘the idea that to do so requires an annotated edition with thousands of pages of text is nonsense.’

‘Now, it would be best to leave ‘Mein Kampf’ where it belongs: the poison cabinet of history.’

Versions of the book will also hit bookstands in France, causing an outcry in the Jewish community there.

Roger Cukierman, the president of the council of Jewish institutions, called the planned French reprints ‘a disaster’.

‘Such horror can already be found on the internet. What would happen if Mein Kampf also becomes bedside reading?’ he said.
BANNING THE NAZI MANIFESTO: HISTORY OF HITLER’S MEIN KAMPF

Mein Kampf, which is partly autobiographical, was written by Hitler in 1924 while he was in jail in Bavaria for treason after his failed Beer Hall Putsch.

The book set out two ideas that he put into practice as Germany’s leader going into World War II: annexing neighbouring countries to gain ‘Lebensraum’, or ‘living space’, for Germans; and his hatred of Jews, which led to the Holocaust.

Some 12.4 million copies were published in Germany until 1945, some of which can be found in academic libraries.

The ban will continue in several European countries that were occupied by Nazi Germany, including Austria and the Netherlands.

In Turkey, India and Brazil, the book is easily found. More than 30,000 copies have been sold since 2004 in Turkey.

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  • Mr. Tooyu

    Kampf and Jihad are exactly the same things. ‘Struggle’ so it is no mystery that the book is being bought by Muslims

    • Voytek Gagalka

      Who else could buy such a book if not Moslems (or their apologists)? “A critical edition” it is called in its subtitle. How “critical”? To explain to anybody that what it says is not what it really says?

  • IzzatSo

    It’s a screed, a diatribe, a rant. Big deal. If you’re under the impression that you’ll turn into a “NAZI” after reading it, relax. I own a digital copy and haven’t murdered anybody yet.

    It is Hitler’s single work that defines him, and should be read. The leftist want it gone because it reveals too much about them. I’ve always found it odd the our university teachers will own a copy of Marx’s Manifesto yet bristle at the thought of Mein Kampf. They are one and the same, the dirty little secret

    Besides, Mein Kampf must be light reading for a Muslim, just a milder chapter of the Quran.

    • Hitlers’ Mein Kampf and the Koran are very different. What they have in common though is the fact they both are books advocating a perverse, immoral and anti-human ideology. There are many more books like that for instance the writings of Mao, Marx and Lenin.

      Mein Kampf is very different from the Koran because it was not read or used by the nazis. Eichman for instance, when asked if he read it responded with “No, I only did take a quick look at it” (“nur angelesen” he told the court at Nuremberg). Mein Kampf is very badly written except maybe for Hitlers ideas about war propaganda, volume 1 chapter 6. It must be said this is a brilliant chapter and I can highly recommend it; very creepy.

      The Koran on the other hand is at the core of Islam and, from the perspective of Islam, very well composed. It is a highly effective tool to perpetuate the jihad and the spread of Islam.

      Both books should be examined by the defenders of western civilization. You have to know what you are dealing with to effectively combat and defeat the enemy.

      http://members.ziggo.nl/iiat/
      http://members.ziggo.nl/iiat/Koran/

    • Mein Kampf, my arse

      I heard that the new version of Mein Kampf has lots of notes intended to discredit what Hitler was saying. But I have not seen it to verify that. If that is the case, wouldn’t that be a good thing?

    • El Cid

      IzzatSo, It IS a leftist manifesto. That’s the problem. We have come full circle. This time the left together with Islam will own Hitler and revere him.

  • SchoolinSession

    White people book

  • Thanks Tank

    This nutjob is the man who broke and destroyed Europe. Starting a war that killed one in ten Europeans.

    Just imagine the cultural impact/political change if America had lost the same % in WW2.

    13 million dead would be the total. Another 15 million had to work as slave labour in the Reich.

    Think of the effect Vietnam had on America with only 55k dead over a decade.

    In much of Europe that number was called a bad start to the week.

    It poisoned the idea of the nation state for many in Europe.
    America hasn’t seen a bloody war since the 1860s.

    We are paying once more as the older generation go nuts on migration and the EU.

  • joker

    One can read Mein Kampf any time and watch also for example porn movies. It will not make anybody with two brain cells a neo-nazi. However, the koran will make somebody a lunatic serial killer in the name of allahaap.

    • Jacob Bogers

      I disagree, If mijn kamf is read by a secular european it will be not shoot roots… If on the under hand it is read by a people that follows the teachings of a genocidal pedofile… thats something else.

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  • bormanator

    Edit the book to say muslim in place of Jew and it is a good idea.

    • Jack

      If Muslim replaced Jew in Mein Kamph it would be banned by Ban (UN) Federica (EU) Merkel (Chancellor).

      • Heinz Rund

        That is true.

  • Mahou Shoujo

    To make money, the publisher should put out a boxed set of “Mein Kampf” and the “qur’an” for those wishing to see how they supplement and compliment each other.

  • Well they do have 1 million eager new customers…too bad they can’t read

  • Numb3rTech

    I would venture to guess that the Muslim’s are already following the text of the book. They are going after better living spaces and do not care about the people or way of life where they are moving to. They will incorporate Sharia Law wherever they go.
    I expect either a civil war in the EU or WWIII to come about in the not too distant future.

  • DavidS

    “Mein Kampf is a bestseller in many Muslim countries” – can you provide evidence to show this?

  • Drew the Infidel

    Remember that ” Mein Kampf ” originally found such popular acceptance in Germany at a time when there was a vacuum in leadership making Hitler’s rise to power just that much easier. Sound familiar?

  • Niels B. Larsen

    Mein Kampf is just as the Quran: a book of Deep and insane hatred used to implant renewed hatred and insanity into unintelligent people.

  • sakovkt

    “kampf” actually means “military conflict, battle, combat, contention, fight; argument, strife; athletic match, struggle, battle, fight against, engage in combat, confront, struggle, compete, wrestle”
    You find it in “Kampf Gruppe” or “Battle Group” or ‘Alte kampfe”, an”old fighter”.
    There is nothing sinister of Islamic about it.
    “Mein Kampf” is an autobiography and it focusses on the author, not Jews.
    It also has a lot to say about the period that isn’t complimentary to the Allies and are entirely true.
    It IS time to look at this objectively rather than through the propaganda mist of the victorious allies for then, we might see how WW2 was really nothing more than traditional European politics, predictable since the days of the Holy Roman Empire.
    We might also see how the Imperial Powers of the day actually destroyed themselves in teo world wars they could have and actually should have avoided because it cost them everything.
    That is, France and England are hardly countries, anymore, much less the world powers which were supposed to support the global governance of the U.N., the failed League of Nations back for a second try.
    And that’s how the Muzzies got loose.
    England and France on the U.N. ‘Security Council”?
    And Russia?
    HHahahhaa!
    What a JOKE! Obama Schmoe! FDR Schmoe!
    Come on, folks!
    Let’s start thinking about this.
    The victor might write the history but the one thing he cannot do is blame the defeated for the peace that follows, not for 70 straight years, and think anyone with any brains will believe him.
    Another thing we might discover is that very few of the so called ‘Neo-NazI’ or “Far Right Wing Groups” are actually National Socialist.
    In point of fact, national Socialism, like Mussolini’s Fascism, is locked in time. It’s possibilities ended with the predominance of the Consumer Economy, among other things. Even the old SOPADA finally capitulated with the fall of the Berlin Wall : the end of “social democracy”.
    And yet, we have Bernie Sanders, still ragging on about too many varieties of deodorant while children starve. That was a SOPADA line, la Passionaria, another fool!
    hHAHhahHHaaa!
    There was a good reason George Orwell’s Internationale lost in the Spanish Civil War and it wasn’t because Franco was a meany. It was because socialists are idiots and social democrats have got to be the dumbest.
    If you want a planned economy, then you need an authoritarian gov’t. America’s Founders knew that.
    So did the Fascists.
    But Progressives and Social Democrats keep dreaming.
    Muslims, on the other hand, have no sense of an economy beyond looting.
    That’s where Trump is brilliant.
    Do a Reagan on Islam and it’ll fall faster than the old USSR because Muslim finances are even worse.
    Fascist economics, on the other had, were actually very successful because the gov’t had the power to implement economic plans and they were careful about writing an intelligent plan.

  • El Cid

    Europeans Unionists are obviously hungry for spiritual guidance. They had to do without a convenient copy of their founding text.

    I guess reading Mein Kampf will convince them that the epidemic of rapes must be due to those Jews.

    (Sarcasm)