Mein Kampf sells out

Dust jacket of Adolf Hitler’s famous book


Now that the sale of Adolf Hitler’s book Mein Kampf has resumed, it has already sold out:

January 16, 2016

For the first time since World War II, a new edition of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf has been published in Germany, and it’s proving even more popular than when it first came out.

The new two-volume book, in which Hitler says Jews are “the personification of the devil,” comes in at 2,000 pages, including 3,700 annotations. The Germany-based Institute for Contemporary History, which has been researching the Nazi regime since 1949, self-published the book. Magnus Brechtken, deputy director of the institute, says it had 15,000 orders by January 8, when it went on sale with an initial print run of 4,000. Days later, the book was on its third print run, and the number of orders continues to climb.

Hitler wrote much of the first volume of Mein KampfMy Struggle—while in prison for treason, and it sold just 9,473 copies in 1925, the first year it was available. By war’s end, 12 million copies had been sold in Germany.

Mein Kampf  has not been widely available in Germany since then, because the Bavarian state government obtained the copyright and refused to allow anyone to print it. The copyright expired at the end of December, 70 years after Hitler’s death. Now anyone can publish it, as long as the edition includes criticism, so that it does not violate volksverhetzung, German laws against incitement to hatred.

The German state of Bavaria, which held the copyright to Hitler’s book from 1945, refused anyone the rights to publish it out of respect for victims of the Nazis. But on January 1, the work entered the public domain, and several publishers have prepared annotated reprints for sale.

Jewish communities say the book is a stark reminder of the evil it inspired.

“To find Mein Kampf in the windows of bookstores would be…I just can’t imagine it.  I hope this will be prevented for going against sedition laws,” said Charlotte Knobloch of the Center for the Israelite Community of Munich and Upper Bavaria.

The book is not banned in Germany and there is little authorities can do.

“It’s not easy to ban this for copyright reasons; however, anything that seems to be a hate crime can be pursued.  Criminal offenses related to a hate crime will be very systematically pursued in the future,” said Heiko Maas, Germany’s justice minister.

There also are arguments that the 800-page book should be demystified, and that the best way to do that is to publish a properly annotated edition.

Mein Kampf can’t be read like a bible.  It has to be put into context, with sociologists and historians.  If we do it like that, it will no longer have a negative influence on the public, compared to what we see today with [the anti-immigrant group] Pegida for instance, who quote Mein Kampf without thinking,” said Timo Schnirlein, an engineer.

Hitler’s book is banned in several countries, including Austria and the Netherlands, and it is taboo in Israel, where only abbreviated copies are available for study.  Some Israeli scholars, like Dan Micham of the Yad Vashem International Institute for Holocaust Research, believe there is a need for the complete version.

January 16, 2016

MAINZ, Germany (NBC News)The first 4,000 copies of Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” have sold out less a week after a new annotated version of the Nazi leader’s manifesto hit German bookstores.

Publishers also received 15,000 pre-orders before sales even started on January 8, said Simone Paulmichl of Munich-based Institute of Contemporary History (IFZ), the government-funded research institution that produced the book.

In the 1920s and 1930s, Germans were getting upset with limits and territorial losses that the West had imposed on it.  The West, Jews, and others were blamed.

Now, between concerns about Russia, Islamic terrorists, the Islamic immigrants, feeling betrayed by USA espionage, and pressures from the UK, USA, and others, Germans are wondering if Germany needs to remain a second level power.

While the sales of  Mein Kampf are not astronomical, the growing concerns in Germany about its future are real.  The Germans also do not like that fact that even when traveling, they have been recently targets of Islamic terrorism (see Syrian terrorist kills Germans in Istanbul).

There is growing antisemitism in Europe.  Because of that Jews have been leaving at record levels (see Antisemitism has caused Jewish immigration from Western Europe to Israel to hit an all-time high).

But Adolf Hitler did not just write against Jews, he praised German ethnicity and German accomplishments.  Many Germans are wondering if letting in over 1,000,000 Islamic migrants was good or if it should be reversed at least for criminals (see Germany’s Merkel proposes deportation of those migrants who commit crimes).

Some want to see Germany rise up again (see German foreign minister called for support and dominance similar to Adolf Hitler).  Many want to stop future migration from Islamic nations:

January 12, 2106

German police arrested more than 200 far-right extremists who went on a rampage in the eastern city of Leipzig, setting cars on fire and damaging property.

The chaos began late Monday, at about the same time thousands of supporters of the anti-migrant PEGIDA movement demonstrated, carrying signs with slogans like “RAPEfugees not welcome” and “Freedom for Germany.”

Counter-demonstrators, led by Leipzig Mayor Burkhard Jung, carried a banner saying “Welcome in Leipzig” and signs saying “No PEGIDA.”

PEGIDA, in German, stands for Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the Western World.

Leipzig police spokesman Andreas Leopki said many of the suspected offenders, known to police as football hooligans were supporters of teams FC Lokomotive Leipzig and Hallescher FC.

Germany has been outraged by a rash of attacks on women in the western city of Cologne on New Year’s Eve that has been blamed on migrants.

As PEGIDA supporters rallied in Leipzig to blame refugees for the violence, a group of hooligans nearby smashed windows, burned cars and garbage bins and shot fireworks that set a floor of a building on fire.

Note: PEGIDA is NOT a newly formed group, and it has long protested against Islamic immigration.  The Cologne incident has made it bolder and made its message more acceptable to more Germans.

We will see that persecution will greatly increase before Jesus returns.

And this will not be limited to Jews or Muslims, but will include all real Christians (cf. Daniel 7:25; see also Persecutions by Church and State).

The underlying antisemitism in Europe and throughout the world will allow for this, especially when the time will come when the Beast’s government will mandate it (Revelation 13:15-17).

Mein Kampf may give various ones related food for thought.

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