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Adolf Hitler's copy of 'Mein Kampf' may fetch $100 thousand at auction

Adolf Hitler's personal copy of 'Mein Kampf' expected to fetch over USD 100,000 at an online auction.

Updated:October 27, 2014, 6:35 PM IST
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Adolf Hitler's copy of 'Mein Kampf' may fetch $100 thousand at auction
Adolf Hitler's personal copy of 'Mein Kampf' expected to fetch over USD 100,000 at an online auction.

New York: German dictator Adolf Hitler's personal copy of 'Mein Kampf' believed to be the only existing author-owned copy of the book is expected to fetch over USD 100,000 at an online auction.

"This is not your run-of-the-mill copy of Mein Kampf," said antiquities dealer Craig Gottlieb, who is auctioning the book online at www.Historyhunter.Com.

"Obviously Hitler must have had multiple editions of his own book, but this one was in his Munich apartment and Hitler's eyes almost certainly scanned its pages at some point," Gottlieb said.

The 1932 edition of the book bears Hitler's own bookplate affixed to the inside front cover.

The auction began on October 18 and will end on November 1, 2014.

Mein Kampf or My Struggle is an autobiographical manifesto by Hitler, where he outlined his political ideology and future plans for Germany.

The book was written by Hitler following the failed Munich Putsch in November 1923 and was first published in July 1925.

The book was part of a group of Hitler's personal belongings that was liberated from Hitler's Munich apartment in 1945 by US Army 1st Lieutenant Joseph Ben Lieber.

The book, along with others from his library, was sold to Gottlieb last year along with Hitler's hat, shirt, medals and other personal belongings.

The book is described and mentioned in several key documents that Gottlieb has, copies of which will be included with the book's sale, according to 'prnewswire.Com'.

Gottlieb estimates the book could fetch over USD 100,000. A signed copy of Mein Kampf sold in March this year for just under USD 65,000 in Los Angeles.

A similar copy sold last year in England for over USD 70,000.

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