New Edition of Mein Kampf Sells Out in Germany

By Maryann Yin Comment

Adolf Hitler (GalleyCat)An annotated edition of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf has sold out in Germany. The Telegraph reports that the Munich Institute for Contemporary History only had 4,000 copies made in the first printing; it received 15,000 advance orders for this book.

Here’s more from The New York Times: “Despite the edition’s heft — the two volumes together weigh more than 10 pounds — and an announced price of 59 euros, or about $64, sales have already exceeded expectations…Even so, the book sold out within hours on Amazon’s German site, where it was listed as ‘not available, due to limited publication.'”

The organization released Hitler’s two-volume autobiography on Jan. 8. The publication of this new edition marks the first time this book has been made available in Germany in 70 years. (via International Business Times)