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January 1, 2016

Get your copy of Mein Kampf before it is sold out

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , , , — furtherglory @ 9:56 am

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According to a news article, which you can read in full here, Hitler’s book entitled Mein Kampf will go on sale today.  The book has been banned in Germany for years, but now anyone can buy it and read it.  What a revolting development this is!!!

I purchased a copy of Mein Kampf many years ago, and it is hidden in one of my closets. God forbid that someone should come into my house and see the book. The worst sin that anyone can commit is to say anything good about Hitler.

I have written several blog posts about the book, which you can read at https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/tag/mein-kampf/

Here is what Wikipedia has to say about Hitler’s book:

Mein Kampf (pronounced[maɪ̯n kampf], “My Struggle”) is an autobiographical manifesto by the National Socialist leader Adolf Hitler, in which he outlines his political ideology and future plans for Germany. Volume 1 of Mein Kampf was published in 1925 and Volume 2 in 1926.[1] The book was edited by Hitler’s deputy Rudolf Hess.[2][3]

Hitler began dictating the book to Hess while imprisoned for what he considered to be “political crimes” following his failed Putsch in Munich in November 1923. Although Hitler received many visitors initially, he soon devoted himself entirely to the book. As he continued, Hitler realized that it would have to be a two-volume work, with the first volume scheduled for release in early 1925. The governor of Landsberg noted at the time that “he [Hitler] hopes the book will run into many editions, thus enabling him to fulfill his financial obligations and to defray the expenses incurred at the time of his trial.”[4][5]

13 Comments »

  1. I would recommend to everyone a new book by Timur Vermes “Er Ist Wieder Da”, (in English: “Look, Who’s Back”). Even it is written as a satire, still gives the great description of personality of Adolf Hitler.

    Comment by Gasan — January 3, 2016 @ 2:28 pm

    • “Ich bin wieder da” was one of the first German expressions that I learned when I was in Germany. The German people were very pleased when an American at least attempted to speak German.

      Comment by furtherglory — January 3, 2016 @ 2:40 pm

      • Further Glory,
        It would be very interesting for all readers if you review the book of Timur Vermes and share with us your opinion.

        Comment by Gasan — January 3, 2016 @ 8:17 pm

        • Thank you for this recommendation. I googled the author and found this article about him: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/feb/05/adolf-hitler-novel-german-bestseller

          It sounds like an interesting book, and I am going to order it. It may take me awhile to read it. I hope that I will be able to understand it. When I lived in Germany, I observed that the German people were fond of joking around with satire, which I sometimes found hard to understand.

          Comment by furtherglory — January 4, 2016 @ 4:55 am

          • You could actually get both German and English versions. That is what I have ordered. Also, read it in Russian online.🙂. The German version has dialogues written and Berliner dialect.
            But, all versions are equally funny and deliver the message: “It wasn’t all bad”.

            Comment by Gasan — January 4, 2016 @ 8:43 pm

      • To bad we can’t get the Hispanics to do that. Has anybody ever recognized the contribution ( not willingly contributing) that the Jews who were subjected to those pressure tests and temperature extremes at the camps? I mean I’ve always heard that helped us out quite a bit in our quest for the moon

        Comment by Tim — February 28, 2016 @ 4:49 pm

  2. OT

    An interesting graphic:

    Europe More Supportive Than U.S. of Censoring Statements Offensive to Minorities

    Comment by eah — January 3, 2016 @ 7:13 am

  3. banned in Germany

    To clarify: the German Wikipedia page on the legal situation regarding ‘Mein Kampf’ makes clear the book was never “banned”, per se — Der Bundesgerichtshof entschied 1979, dass der Besitz, Kauf und Verkauf antiquarischer Exemplare des Buches in Deutschland nicht nach § 86 StGB (Verbreiten von Propagandamitteln verfassungswidriger Organisationen) strafbar sind. Das Buch ist älter als die Bundesrepublik und kann sich daher als „vorkonstitutionelle“ Schrift nicht gegen ihre Verfassungs- und Rechtsordnung richten — the highest German court ruled in 1979 that existing copies of the book could not be banned, in part because they pre-date the current German constitution (Verfassung), and therefore cannot be legally said to violate it (this is true even for copies that have a swastika on them) — after the war, as part of de-Nazification, a formal court proceeding stripped HItler of his material and ‘immaterial’ assets — his ‘immaterial’ assets included the copyright to ‘Mein Kampf’ — these assets were then assumed by the new post-Nazi government of Bavaria — as the copyright holder, Bavaria did not allow any new editions to be published — Der Neudruck des Buches ist nach dem Urheberrecht unzulässig — so new editions were not allowed due to ordinary copyright law — but per existing German copyright law, 70 years after the death of the author, in this case on Dec 31, 2015, the copyright was deemed to have expired — there is a new edition coming out, but this is a more or less authorized edition, one edited and annotated by the IfZ = Instituts für Zeitgeschichte (contemporary history) in München (presumably it will have copious notes to explain why what Hitler says is wrong and evil) — it is far from clear that a mainstream German publisher would take the risk to its reputation of publishing some other new edition of ‘Mein Kampf’ — Das bayerische Finanzministerium vertritt die Auffassung, dass ein Nachdruck auch nach Erlöschen des Urheberrechts als Verbreitung verfassungsfeindlicher Propaganda sowie als Volksverhetzung strafbar sei — the Bavarian finance ministry thinks that any new edition should be punishable (strafbar) as distribution of harmful propaganda, as per the German constitution — Im Juni 2014 ließen es die Mitglieder der Justizministerkonferenz der Länder offen, ob man eine kommentierte Ausgabe verbieten werde — at a meeting in June, 2014, it was left to the individual Bundesländer to decide if they would try to prohibit the sale of a commented edition in their jurisdictions.

    One should note the crass hypocrisy of the Germans here — on the one hand they say ‘Mein Kampf’ cannot ex post facto be banned, but at the same time they pass new laws and then prosecute crimes committed in violation of those laws, when the laws did not exist when the violations occurred.

    Comment by eah — January 3, 2016 @ 6:56 am

  4. an act of abject Christian cultural contrition

    Yes, and the thing is, it’s never enough — it goes on and on and on — never-ending, limitless obeisance to Jews.

    The linked article from ‘The Atlantic’ is full of the kind of hyperbolic bullshit one might expect, given the occasion — and no wonder, as here is a description of the author:

    STEVEN LUCKERT is the senior program curator of the Levine Family Institute for Holocaust Education at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

    Comment by eah — January 1, 2016 @ 4:07 pm

  5. I believe it was one of the Strasser brothers in the early Nazi Party who described the first attempt by Hitler to write Mein Kampf as;- “a veritable chaos of banalities, schoolboy reminiscences and subjective judgements”. In other words, the future German Fuhrer wasn’t very good at writing memoirs and biographies! But to be fair, Hitler himself said;- “I am a political orator who gives speeches, not a writer”.

    So we don’t really know for certain what parts of Mein Kampf are his own words, and what was edited or written by others. After reading the book myself, I came way with the impression that some chapters were written by different authors, because the style, tone, construction and composition of the text varies so greatly. In some chapters the paragraphs are so lengthy and deathly dull, that you’ve either forgotten what the subject is all about, or you’ve fallen asleep before you reach the end! The chapter where he talks about the Jews is just plain nasty, often contradictory, and should never have been written let alone published. But when he discusses the politics of pre-WW1 Austria, and also how propaganda was employed during that war, then the book is well worth the read.

    Comment by Talbot — January 1, 2016 @ 11:00 am

  6. General George C. Patton and his oversized copy of MEIN KAMPF looted in Nuremburg along with signed copies of the Nuremburg Laws and donated to the Hunington Museum in l945 which then gave them to the Skirball Cultural Center of Jewish Heritage (and pop-up Holocaust Museum) in Los Angeles in l999 in an act of abject Christian cultural contrition. “Take my wife..please.” http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15150coll8/id/471

    Comment by who dares wings — January 1, 2016 @ 10:31 am

    • who dares wings wrote: “General George C. Patton […] in an act of abject Christian cultural contrition. “Take my wife..please.” ”

      It seems some Jews misundertstood his words and rather heard “Take my life, please.”😉

      Comment by hermie — January 1, 2016 @ 8:01 pm


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