Signed Copy of Adolf Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ Sells for $64,850

It sold for three times the expected price.

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One of two rare copies of "Mein Kampf" signed by the young Nazi leader Adolf Hitler and due for auction, photographed in Los Angeles, February 25, 2014.

A signed, two-volume set of Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” sold for $64,850 Thursday, nearly three times its expected sale price, according to the auction house that put the books up for sale.

The early edition of the works, in which Hitler outlined his vision for a National Socialist movement founded on racist ideology before his rise to power, was estimated to sell for between $20,000 and $25,000. Eleven people bid on the books, the Nate D. Sanders Auctions said.

“I think it’s very heinous,” said Nate Sanders, who is Jewish and the owner of the auction house. “But it’s an auction item, it is a memento, it’s a piece of memorabilia, and a piece of history.”

17 comments
newyorkjsw1
newyorkjsw1

Hitler is not a genuine author, but a CULT created bitter fantasy KILLER, that he brought to life with the help of the weak minded-clay for ethics German trash nation! 


Any person found with this 'signed book' in his house should be looked at closely and then mocked!

ShawnLa
ShawnLa

It's just a book. Filled with some hateful ideas, but so is the bible, koran, torah, and countless other books.
 If someone hates this book so much, they are free to buy it and do what they wish to it.

rompstar
rompstar

book should not be allowed to be sold, it should be kept by the government as proof of history - anyone who sells the book and anyone who buys the book, should be charged with a crime and sent to the concentration camp! - ahhh, but that didn't sound so good, didn't it ?



henryalianel
henryalianel

How strange for a Jew to fall so low just for a profit

BruceMiller1
BruceMiller1

If I recall correctly, Winston Churchill called it "turgid prose". I read very little of it, but I'm inclined to agree.

imakeitfun
imakeitfun

I would love to own an object signed by the Fuhrer!  

KevinW
KevinW

“I think it’s very heinous,” said Nate Sanders, who is Jewish and the owner of the auction house.


So, I guess this Jew is less concerned with the heinous nature of the book than profits from selling it.... If he had real conviction he would have refused to sell it, or better yet, bought it himself and then publically burned it

erika.badhu
erika.badhu

@KevinW Best would have been for him to maintain his "professionality" and not made any comments at all!

H958886
H958886

@KevinW  Why? Hitler's not getting a cut of the sale. It's war memorabilia & a piece of history just as the auction house owner said. No more or less. 


While we're on the subject of Nazi history, your suggestion to publicly burn the book seems odd. I don't know if you're aware that the Nazis were avid book burners themselves (they weren't the only group in history to do this but were certainly one of the better known). 


Plus, functionally speaking, it doesn't really accomplish anything. Mein Kampf has been tested by time and failed, as did Hitler and his flawed ideology. May every copy be held up as an example of human failure forever. 


mountainlady
mountainlady

@KevinW It is a piece of history.  Too many pieces of history have been destroyed and lost forever to fulfill an ideology.  Priceless pieces of art and stained glass windows were destroyed by Protestants because they considered them Catholic and therefore evil in the English civil war.  The Chinese destroyed untold treasures in the cultural revolution to prevent people from looking backwards.  The Taliban are destroying ancient tombs and Buddha statues because they consider them profane.  You don't have to like it but burning that book will not change history.

rompstar
rompstar

@ShawnLa @rompstar if you say that is only a book... you are clueless



Voice_of_Rason
Voice_of_Rason

@mountainlady @KevinW 

Agreed. Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it. I look at this sale as poetic justice: The biggest anti-Semite of all-time wrote a book that a Jew is profiting from.