Mein Kampf

Mein Kampf

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Mein Kampf was first published in two volumes in 1925-6 and sold between eight and nine million copies during Hitler's lifetime, as well as being widely translated. It is the most notorious political tract of the twentieth century, a mixture of unreliable autobiography and half-baked political philosophy, which brought tragedy to Germany and the world.

Mein Kampf is an evil book, but it remains neccessary reading for those who seek to understand the Holocaust, for students of totalitarian psychology and for all who care to safeguard democracy.

This edition contains a new introduction of D.C.Watt, Professor of International History at the University of London, which analyses Hitler's background, gives the origins and history fo the book, and ends with a critical assesment both of Hitler's incoherent ideas and his ruthless understanding of politcial power.

Publisher: London : Pilmico, [1999], c1943
ISBN: 9780712652544
071265254X
Branch Call Number: 943.085092 Hitle 3558ad 1
Characteristics: lxiii, 636 p
Additional Contributors: Manheim, Ralph 1907-

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refer you to Alice Miller's FOR HIS OWN GOOD, or, FOR YOUR OWN GOOD. written while imprisoned. glad the jews let us have it.

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raymond1129
Apr 25, 2017

10/10 best book of 2017,must read for kids!! Love Adolf Hitler's ideas, my inspiration, my senpai. When everyone else abandoned me when I said I loved anime, Hitler was there for me every step of my journey to becoming a hokagae. ------Donald Trump

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MT60
Nov 16, 2016

Enlightening to read this much reviled book for oneself, rather than avoid it. Interestingly, however, there are parallels between the social-political climate during Hitler's rise and today's American social-political climate.

susienor Jun 06, 2016

I just LOVE the definitions thrown here, lol. So, Hitler hated socialism so much his party was called Socialist Party... Oh, of course, National Socialism does not really, really mean socialism, you know. Are you guys really serious or is this all a big joke?

greglibrary Feb 20, 2016

We tend to ‘throw’ around political labels without defining them as to their time and just how these changes drift into definitions many times 180 deg. from their initial.
Think A. Lincoln and T. Roosevelt as republicans...
TR would be [in anti-trust alone], a far left Bernie.
A. Lincoln was fair minded...how does that stack-up to today’s ‘republican compassionate conservatism’, a la the Bushie’s ‘New World Order’ ?
Hey.. an idea...
let’s keep deregulating the banks and financial [Wall Street] and ‘privatize' the ‘public sector to bust the world economy...again!
Certainly the 'Right' can supersede the numbers of 2009 ‘take-the-money-and-run’!

well...
I Gotta Go...that sound is my private corporate ‘chopper’ on the roof as I grab 320 M$ from the company I tanked to make my get-away...
Ain’t America GREAT...AGAIN!?

serob Feb 16, 2016

" The Myth: Adolf Hitler, starter of World War 2 in Europe and driving force behind the Holocaust, was a socialist.

The Truth: Hitler hated socialism and communism and worked to destroy these ideologies.

While it does look like a very socialist name, the problem is that ‘National Socialism’ is not socialism, but a different, fascist ideology. Hitler had originally joined when the party was called the German Worker’s Party, and he was there as a spy to keep an eye on it. It was not, as the name suggested, a devotedly left wing group, but one Hitler thought had potential, and as Hitler’s oratory became popular the party grew and Hitler became a leading figure." - Robert Wilde
European History Expert

see full article here: http://europeanhistory.about.com/od/germanyandprussia/fl/Was-Adolf-Hitler-a-Socialist-Debunking-a-Historical-Myth.htm

EuSei Feb 04, 2016

Most definitely, nothing but baseless, hateful, Nazi propaganda. This lunatic’s “struggle” almost destroyed Germany, killed millions of innocent men, women and children, engulfed the world in years of misery, famine and war. To read this book one needs a lot of fortitude, since it will be impossible for the reader to distance himself from what this monster meant to the world. Incidentally, Hitler’s party was called Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, which means German National SOCIALIST Worker’s Party; in other words, the nazi were lefties. Records kept by the Germans prove they exterminated millions of communists, Czechs, Greeks, Gypsies, homosexuals, Jehovah's Witnesses, mentally and physically handicapped, Poles, resistance fighters, Russians, Serbs, socialists, Spanish Republicans, trade unionists, Ukrainians, Yugoslavians, etc. According to David Rousset, prisoners in concentration camps were divided into six categories and given patches on their clothing for identification purposes. Ordinary criminals wore green; political prisoners wore red; black was worn by slackers, prostitutes, procurers, etc.; homosexuals wore pink; conscientious objectors wore purple; Jewish wore yellow. Martin Gilbert estimates that the death toll under the Nazis during the Holocaust is over 15 million non-combatant people; while the number from the Service d'Information des Crimes de Guerre: Crimes contre la Personne Humain, Camps de Concentration (Paris, 1946) is 26 million. (Another excellent source of information, not available through CLEVNET is: Waiting to be Heard: The Polish Christian Experience Under Nazi and Stalinist Oppression 1939-1955, Bogusia J. Wojciechowska) Only in Poland 6,028,000 people (22% of its total population) were eliminated by the NAZI; over half of them were Christians (Forgotten Holocaust: The Poles Under German Occupation, 1939-1944, Richard C. Lukas). According to Wikipedia “Political Catholicism was a target of Hitler's 1934 Night of the Long Knives. German clergy, nuns and lay leaders were also targeted after the Nazi takeover, leading to thousands of arrests over the following years.” And in the words of George Lachmann Mosse: "Had the Nazis won the war their ecclesiastical policies would have gone beyond those of the German Christians, to the utter destruction of both the Protestant and the Catholic Church.” Alan Bullock; Hitler: A Study in Tyranny: "Once the war was over, [Hitler] promised himself, he would root out and destroy the influence of the Christian Churches, but until then he would be circumspect." The Response of the German Catholic Church to National Socialism, Michael Phayer (published by Yad Vashem): "By the latter part of the decade of the Thirties church officials were well aware that the ultimate aim of Hitler and other Nazis was the total elimination of Catholicism and of the Christian religion. Since the overwhelming majority of Germans were either Catholic or Protestant this goal had to be a long-term rather than a short-term Nazi objective." A concise history of Nazi Germany, Joseph W. Bendersky: "Consequently, it was Hitler's long range goal to eliminate the churches once he had consolidated control over his European empire."
Two articles on this matter: www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/education/courses/life_lessons/pdfs/lesson8_4.pdf
and
www.nytimes.com/2002/01/13/weekinreview/word-for-word-case-against-nazis-hitler-s-forces-planned-destroy-german.html
For this and several other reasons, I can’t see why Christians or Conservatives would sympathize with this monster—unless someone is able to give practical examples. I find it very appropriate that libraries shelve this title in the Adult area, away from the young, whose minds can be polluted by such hatred and bigotry.

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naturalist
Feb 03, 2016

this might settle the question:
“Where has Mein Kampf been banned?”
https://sites.google.com/a/maricopa.edu/meinkampfkelseyc/home/where-has-mein-kampf-been-banned

ecrl Feb 03, 2016

(This might settle the misconception on "banning": this book is NOT banned. A quick search in the CLEVNET Consortium returned 62 in English, plus 1 Polish and 1 French . But it is not only available through the CLEVNET libraries: it can be purchased anywhere in the US, including the Internet--just check Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a little idea of this "banning"!--and web sites offer it for free to be downloaded or read in situ. Get your facts straight!)
Hitler was a SOCIALIST and Mein Kampf is a figment of his sick imagination and reflected his National Socialist Worker's Party. There is nothing whatsoever to do with the Right or Conservatives. Some people just seem to be unable to understand these simple facts.

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naturalist
Feb 03, 2016

Evil incarnate. Sadly, this book, Hitler and Nazism appeal to some extreme Christian nationalist right-wing hate groups. Appropriate that libraries shelve this title as a significant historical document. As, they say, those who ignore history ...
A quick reference to the Wikipedia entry on Nazism:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazism . .
will refute the argument that Nazis were "lefties".
Regarding the new German edition,
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jan/12/the-guardian-view-on-mein-kampf-a-good-new-edition-of-a-very-bad-old-book

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