Shalom Life | October 21, 2014

Autographed 'Mein Kampf' Fetches High Price

A two-volume copy of a Hitler's memoirs, signed by the infamous dictator himself, has been sold for $64,850 via an online auction

By: Graham Sigurdson

Published: February 28th, 2014 in Business » World

Hitler's Mein Kampf was one of the highest selling books of 2013, finding popularity via eBooks, where customers could purchase the infamous dictator's memoirs anonymously.

Now, on Thursday, a two-volume set of Mein Kampf, signed by the infamous leader of the Third Reich himself, has been sold for $64,850 in an online auction.

Experts reveal that the price is double than what it was expected to go for.

Originally published between 1925 and 1926, eleven people bid on the pair, with the winning bid including a buyer’s premium. Nate Sanders of Nate D. Sanders Auctions in Los Angeles estimated they would sell for anything from $20,000 to $25,000.

Also in the auction was a jacket owned by Albert Speer, which sold for $10,068. Sanders expected to catch flack for the auctions, saying “It is a piece of history. It is a very rare item.”

Mein Kampf, Hitler’s two volume autobiography/anti-Semitic manifesto, was dictated to Rudolf Hess while Hitler was incarcerated, to help raise the funding for his criminal defense.

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