Mein Kampf

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Early Hitler Biography Likely Had Surprise Author: Hitler

Historian says he wrote 1923 book praising himself as a savior

(Newser) - Adolf Hitler's manipulation of the German people may have begun long before he came to power. Back in 1923, when he was the leader of a fledgling Nazi party, a biography surfaced calling him Germany's savior and comparing him to Jesus. Adolf Hitler: His Life and His Speeches... More »

Mein Kampf Proceeds Will Go to Holocaust Survivors

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt says all funds will go to Boston-based group that helps survivors

(Newser) - Boston-based publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has decided to donate proceeds from Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler's infamous manifesto, to a local organization that works with aging Holocaust survivors, the AP reports. The move comes after HMH was criticized by Jewish advocates for its plans to donate proceeds and royalties from... More »

New Year Brings New Editions of Mein Kampf

Copyright expires Jan. 1

(Newser) - Mein Kampf is coming back. The copyright on Hitler's "anti-Semitic manifesto" expires Friday, and with the book in the public domain, several publishers are planning new editions. The German state of Bavaria has held the copyright in Germany since 1945 and has forbidden the book from being republished.... More »

'One of Best Relics of the Third Reich' Returns to Germany

2-volume 'Mein Kampf' edition with 3,500 annotations meant to 'shatter the myth'

(Newser) - An attempt to put Adolf Hitler's most famous written rants in context will be on the market in January, thanks to a three-year effort by a group of Munich historians. Ending a 70-year ban on publishing Mein Kampf in German, the team from the Institute for Contemporary History will... More »

Germany Will Reprint Hitler's Mein Kampf

Annotated edition to reject racist assertions

(Newser) - Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf, which the Washington Post describes as a "kind of Nazi bible," has long been hidden away in Germany; the state of Bavaria, holder of the rights to the book, has prevented it from being republished since the end of World War II. But... More »

Hitler Bot Hijacks Coke's Twitter Campaign

'Make It Happy' meets Mein Kampf

(Newser) - It was almost inevitable that Coca-Cola's automated campaign to combat online negativity would be hijacked by pranksters—but the "Make It Happy" team probably wasn't expecting a Hitler bot. The campaign turned the words of negative tweets into happy ASCII cartoons, but after noticing that a white... More »

American Buys Autographed Mein Kampf

Two-volume set signed by Hitler sells for $65K at auction

(Newser) - What's an autograph of the world's most vilified man worth? About $65,000, apparently. An unidentified American bought a two-volume set of Mein Kampf signed by Hitler himself at auction in Los Angeles this week, reports the BBC . That's about three times the expected price, notes Time ... More »

Shooting Up the Sales Chart: Mein Kampf?

Writer thinks online anonymity, curiosity, driving Hitler's e-book sales

(Newser) - If you look at the politics and current events section on iTunes' book store you will, as of this writing, see Hitler's face staring back at you out of the 3 and 4 spots. Mein Kampf has been a nothing short of an e-book blockbuster, on both iTunes and... More »

N. Korea: We'll Kill 'Scum' Behind Hitler Claim

Threatens 'sordid human scum' for saying officials are studying Third Reich

(Newser) - North Korea says Kim Jong Un didn't instruct his top officials to study Hitler's Mein Kampf ... and those who say otherwise will be killed. The country's Ministry of the People's Security released quite the statement on the subject, referring to the original report by New Focus... More »

Kim Jong Un Gives Mein Kampf as Birthday Present

Orders senior officials to study Third Reich

(Newser) - On his birthday this year, Kim Jong Un reportedly gave every child in North Korea candy, according to CNBC . So what did he get his top officials? Copies of Hitler's Mein Kampf, the Washington Post reports. The gift was part of a larger effort by Kim to encourage military... More »

Hitler's Mein Kampf Getting Republished

Germany prepares as copyright expires

(Newser) - German readers will soon be able to get their hands on something that hasn't been available since the end of World War II: a new edition of Hitler's Mein Kampf. The state of Bavaria holds the copyright and has effectively blocked any new prints over the decades, explains... More »

Hitler's Mein Kampf Banned in Russia

Nazi classic suddenly deemed 'extremist'

(Newser) - Russian authorities have just decided that Hitler’s anti-Semitic opus Mein Kampf is extremist, and have banned the book. The move comes as the country attempts to combat xenophobia in far-right circles, and prosecutors discovered that the book was freely available in a certain region. The government keeps a list... More »

Mein Kampf a Top Seller in Bangladesh

'All the rage among educated,' says street vendor

(Newser) - Booksellers on the streets of the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka have discovered a surprise hit: Adolf Hitler's manisfesto Mein Kampf. The tome is selling as well as Dan Brown's latest book, the Lost Symbol. "For some reason Hitler's book is all the rage among educated people," one street... More »

Manga Mein Kampf Sweeps Japan

Comic adaptation brings Hitler's manifesto to Japanese audience

(Newser) - A cartoon version of Hitler's Nazi manifesto and early autobiography has been a hit in Japan since its launch late last year. The manga-style Mein Kampf is the biggest seller in the publisher's "learn with manga" series of adaptations of historical classics and political tracts. It has sold 45,... More »

Reprint Mein Kampf, Urge German Jews

(Newser) - Hitler's autobiography-manifesto Mein Kampf has been strictly banned in Germany since the end of World War II, but a proposal to reprint it has the endorsement of the country's leading Jewish organization, among other groups, reports the Independent. "A historically critical edition needs to be prepared today to prevent... More »

Nazi-Mocking Producers Coming to Berlin

(Newser) - This could be awkward. Mel Brooks’ The Producers has been a smash around the world, but will the Hitler-mocking musical play in Germany? The Admiralspalast theater in Berlin—which the real Führer once frequented—is betting Germans are ready to laugh at the blood-soaked past, the Daily Mail reports.... More »

Is Germany Ready for Mein Kampf?

Access to banned book would sap its power, some Germans argue

(Newser) - Adolf Hitler's banned hate-filled manifesto Mein Kampf should be returned to the nation's bookstores, some Germans argue. A critical edition—annotated to put the tome "into context"—would demystify it and shed light on the author's mad ramblings, they say. The push comes as the book's copyright nears... More »

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