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Mein Kampf (translates into “My Struggle” or “My Fight”)
Though it is the trademarked work of Adolf Hitler, Hitler himself did not write it. Mein Kampf was actually first dictated to man named Rudolph Hess while Hitler was in jail between the years 1923 and 1924.
Basically what Mein Kampf is, is a documentary of Hitler’s early years in the Nazi Party, his future ideals for Germany and his infamous beliefs on politics and race.
It isn’t really a “novel”, but an autobiography combined with his political beliefs.
It was composed of 2 Volumes:
"EineAbrechnung" ("An Account“)
“Die NationalsozialistischeBewegung" ("The National-Socialistic Movement“)
He also created a second book, “ZweitesBuch” suggesting that around 1980, there would be a final struggle for world domination between the USA, Britain, and Germany.
When Mein Kampf was first released in 1925 it hardly sold any copies.
It was’nt until Hitler became Chancellor of Germany that Mein Kampf became popular. Millions of copies were sold, and it even became customary to give copies to newlyweds, high school graduates, and to every soldier on the front line. Though the popularity soared, few Germans actually read it in it’s entirity.
Some historians have speculated that if countries besides Germany read Mein Kampf before the outbreak of World War II, it might have alerted the world to the dangers Hitler would release.
For many years after WWII, the printing of the book in Germany was extremely forbidden. Today printing is allowed, but the book must be shortened and commented.