18 July 2015

On This Day: Hitler published Mein Kampf


Adolf Hitler published the first volume of his manifesto Mein Kampf On This Day in 1925. This autobiographical piece was filled with anti-Semitic ramblings and blueprints – literally – for taking over the world. It became the most well known repulsive piece of Nazi propaganda and in fact the bible of the Nazi Party, of which Hitler would be its infamous leader. 

Hitler wrote the work while he was imprisoned in the Landsberg Jail for his role in an uprising. He was actually sentenced for five years on the charge of high treason. He served a mere nine months.  

Had the world only paid attention then … 

Source:
Hitler publishes Mein Kampf  History.com On This Day in History, 1925 

 

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© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
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