Mein Kampf

Mein Kampf

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In 1922, just four years after the war to end all wars, an unknown Austrian then living in Bavaria planned a pamphlet to be called Settling Accounts. In it he intended to attack the ineffectiveness of the dominant political parties in Germany which were opposed to the new National Socialists (Nazis). In November 1923, Adolf Hitler was jailed for the abortive Munich Beer Hall putsch along with men willing and able to assist him with his writing. With the help of these collaborators, chief among them Rudolf Hess, the pamphlet became a book. Settling Accounts became Mein Kampf, an unparalleled example of muddled economics and history, appalling bigotry, and an intense self-glorification of Adolf Hitler as the true founder and builder of the National Socialist movement. It was written in hate and it contained a blueprint for violent bloodshed. When Mein Kampf was published in 1925, it was a failure. In 1926 a second volume appeared - it was no more successful than the first. People either laughed at it or ignored it. They were wrong to do so. As Hitler's power increased, pressure was put on all party members to buy the book. Gradually this pressure was extended to all elements of the German population. Soon Mein Kampf was even being passed out to newlywed couples as a gift. Ironically, and frighteningly, by the time Hitler came to power on January 30, 1933, what has been considered by many to be the most satanic book ever written was running neck and neck with the Bible at the top of the German bestseller lists. In his excellent introduction to this definitive American translation of Mein Kampf, Konrad Heiden writes: "For years Mein Kampf stood as proof of the blindness and complacency of the world. For in its pages Hitler announced -- long before he came to power -- a program of blood and terror in a self-revelation of such overwhelming frankness that few among its readers had the courage to believe it ... That such a man could go so far toward realizing his ambitions, and -- above all -- could find millions of willing tools and helpers; that is a phenomenon the world will ponder for centuries to come." We would be wrong in thinking that such a program, such a man, and such appalling consequences could not reappear in our world of the present. We cannot permit our selves the luxury of forgetting the tragedy of World War II or the man who, more than any other, fostered it. Mein Kampf must be read and constantly remembered as a specimen of evil demagoguery that people whenever men grow tired of thinking and acting for themselves. Mein Kampf is a blueprint for the age of chaos. It transcends in historical importance any other book of the present generation. In his translation Ralph Manheim has taken particular care to give an exact English equivalent of Hitler's highly individual, and often awkward style, including his occasional grammatical errors. We believe this book should stand as the complete, final, and definitive English version of Hitler's own story of his life, his political philosophy, and his thwarted plans for world domination. Translated by Ralph Manheim with an introduction by Konrad Heiden. A compilation of Hitler's most famous prison writings of 1923--the bible of National Socialism and the blueprint for the Third Reich.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c2001.
ISBN: 9780395925034
0395925037
9780395951057
0395951054
Characteristics: xxii, 694 p. ;,22 cm.

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refer you to Alice Miller's FOR HIS OWN GOOD, or, FOR YOUR OWN GOOD. hitler wrote this, i.e. MEIN KAMPF(and was ghosted) while imprisoned for the beerhall putsch. glad the jews haven't purged the title from the system. of course, they* are doing a hitler number on non-jews (the resettlement program), so this book, of their past, is irrelevant to them. it has been said, also, that they* have Congress, by the balls. I would like to believe that this is not so... . there are similarities to the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Yitzak Rabin, prime minister of Israel. I mean, more than just that their deaths' perpetrators got off 'scot-free,' with it. I advise that you look in to it. THEY ARE STILL LYING TO YOU is a good resource for this kind of inquiry..... ms. miller finds the roots of violence in the raising of certain children. the title mentioned above delves into Adi's early childhood experience. she makes a compelling argument that monsters are not born, they are made. *zionists

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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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