Germany sees 'overwhelming' sales of Hitler's Mein Kampf

Happy Rotter

Dec 15, 2015

[font=Helmet, Freesans, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]The German publisher of a special annotated edition of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf says sales have soared since its launch a year ago.[/font]

[font=Helmet, Freesans, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]About 85,000 German-language copies of the anti-Semitic Nazi manifesto have been sold. Publisher Andreas Wirsching said "the figures overwhelmed us".[/font]

[font=Helmet, Freesans, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]He is director of the Institute of Contemporary History (IfZ) in Munich.[/font]

[font=Helmet, Freesans, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]But the sales are well below those of bestsellers in Germany. It is an academic edition, costing €58 (£49).[/font]

[font=Helmet, Freesans, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]At the end of January the IfZ will launch a sixth print run. The book contains critical notes by scholars.[/font]

[font=Helmet, Freesans, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Unlike the Nazi-era editions, the IfZ's Mein Kampf (My Struggle) has a plain white cover - without a picture of Hitler. The swastika and other Nazi symbols are banned in Germany.[/font]

[font=Helmet, Freesans, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=small][font=Helmet, Freesans, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Mr Wirsching told the German news agency DPA that the IfZ was planning a shorter, French-language edition. "But two-thirds of our commentaries will be translated" for it, he said.[/font]

[font=Helmet, Freesans, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]The first print run in Germany in 2016 was 4,000 copies.[/font][/font][/size]

[font=Helmet, Freesans, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=small][font=Helmet, Freesans, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=small][font=Helmet, Freesans, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]The decision to republish the inflammatory book was criticised by Jewish groups. Mein Kampf was originally printed in 1925 - eight years before Hitler came to power.[/font]

[font=Helmet, Freesans, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]It sets out racist ideas that the Nazis put into practice later, including the denigration and oppression of Jews and Slavs.[/font][/font][/size]
Fuark brahs, right wing support in Germany is growing!


Jan 8, 2017
Well it was only launched last year so inpossible to know how much the sales are inpacted by refugee crisis