Saturday, January 9, 2016
'Sign of the Times?' - 'Mein Kampf' sells out in Germany on first release day .
'Sign of the Times?' - 'Mein Kampf' sells out in Germany on first release day. (JPost).
Demand for a new edition of Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” has far exceeded supply on its first day of release.
Publishers of the 2,000-page annotated edition of the Nazi leader’s book said at a press conference Friday, the day of the book’s release, that they have received orders for four times as many books as they had printed, Reuters reported.
The Munich Institute for Contemporary History has said it published the new edition to preempt uncritical and unannotated versions, and that it hopes the new edition will help destroy the book’s cult status. “Mein Kampf” can also be easily found on the Internet.
“Mein Kampf” sold 12 million copies in Germany before the end of World War II, according to Reuters. Hmmm......I wonder how many downloads it had recently? Read the full story here.