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.”