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'Mein Kampf' signed by Hitler up for auction in LA

Signed Copes Of Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' Heading To Auction

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" is one of the most racist and heinous screeds in modern history, but officials say two rare early editions signed by him could go for more than $20,000 at an online auction on Thursday.

Nate Sanders, owner of Nate D. Sanders Auctions in Los Angeles, says he knows he'll catch a lot of flack for putting the rare 1925 and 1926 books up for bid.

He said he understands that. "But it is a piece of history. It is a very rare item."

Hitler was arrested and jailed for the attempt to seize power. He dictated "Mein Kampf," two volumes of autobiography and anti-Semitic manifesto, to Rudolf Hess while behind bars to raise money for his criminal defense.

Both volumes' fly-leaves feature Hitler's signature.

Sanders said volumes of "Mein Kampf" from the 1930s are common, but a copy signed by the author is rare.

Sanders is also auctioning off a leather trench coat he said was worn by Albert Speer, a Nazi government minister who took responsibility for the Holocaust at the Nuremberg trials and was sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in the Nazi regime.

Selling Nazi memorabilia is prohibited in many European countries that saw the horrors of World War II.

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lendy February 28 2014 at 4:52 AM

I say burn the trash

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DJ February 28 2014 at 4:32 AM

Artifacts such as these shouldn't be privately owned. They should be publicly displayed so people know that such horrors can happen. Hopefully a few museums will be bidding on both items.

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lange7 February 28 2014 at 3:08 AM

i was given a copy autographed by gent who was in war not sure of autograph authentic anyway i through it in garbage wasnt even going to burn it that would be giving it a decent viking funeral

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kohel3of3 February 28 2014 at 2:02 AM

I think Nazi Memorabilia should be banned for sale in any nation. Why not put it in archives to honor those that died a horrific death under that devil. Remind us, this shall never happen again...To no one; race, religion, sex, creed or color of your skin. The person IMHO that buys that will be cursed to even think they have some type of historical eblem. Makes you wonder who the heck would want such a thing. Where are the morals in society heading?

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snsenica February 28 2014 at 1:56 AM

Just think; if the Germans had won the war people would be praising him and cursing the other guy they know absolutly nothing about :Winston Churchill. But the beauty of it is that the same adjectives could be used. Only the names would change. Stupidity may not be bliss; but it's curiously reversable and it's always a majority.

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hensteeth February 28 2014 at 5:37 AM

In other words, you're saying that the victors write history and that Churchill's career is about equal to that of Hitler. Do you actually know what Hitler accomplished? Or perhaps you do and approve.

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Sam Lee February 27 2014 at 11:57 PM

HIM AND HENRY FORD MIGHT HAVE EVEN "HUNG OUT"! AND BESIDE THAT EXXON SOLD HIS ARMY FUEL! REMEMBER "FREE ENTERPRISE" FOR THE RICH FOLKS!

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Sam Lee February 27 2014 at 11:55 PM

I HEARD HITLER WAS REALLY BROUGHT BACK TO THE US AND WAS STUDIED UNTIL HE DIED IN HIS 80s!!

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Sam Lee February 27 2014 at 11:53 PM

WHY IS EVERYONE MAD AT HITLER! HE READ HENRY FORDS BOOK AND THAT WHERE HE GOT ALL HIS IDEAS FROM!!!!LOOK IT UP!

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hensteeth February 28 2014 at 5:41 AM

A lot of people who were familiar with the Protocols of Zion had nothing to do with Holocaust. The fury directed at Hitler is based on his actions, not on what he read.

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Sam Lee February 27 2014 at 11:51 PM

HISTORY IS HISTORY!

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hensteeth February 28 2014 at 5:41 AM

Indeed, and you should try to familiarize yourself with it.

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Dirk Smith February 27 2014 at 11:43 PM

Meanwhile, Stalin is glorified and revered in Russia and tolerated by the West. What hypocrisy......

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