Los Angeles: Two rare copies of Mein Kampf signed by the young Nazi leader Adolf Hitler are to go under the hammer in Los Angeles, auctioneers have said.
Going, going, gone: The two-volume set, which is going under the hammer, was signed by Hitler and are dedicated to Josef Bauer, an early Nazi party member. Pics/AFP
The two-volume set — a first edition and a second edition — of the future German Fuehrer’s political manifesto will be sold online to the highest bidder tomorrow, according to Nate D Sanders Auctions.
Both volumes are signed by Hitler and are dedicated to Josef Bauer, an early Nazi party member and a leader of the 1923 Beer Hall Putsch, to overthrow the Bavarian government.
Hitler likely gave them to Bauer as Christmas gifts in 1925 and 1926, expressing best wishes for the holiday season, the auctioneers said.
They called the books ‘an ominously signed set of books that futilely warned the world of Hitler's intentions,’ adding they were more scarce in being signed to a fellow Nazi leader.
In 1936, the Nazi state gave a copy of the book to all newlyweds as a gift.