Hitler’s personal copy of ‘Mein Kampf’ to be auctioned

Marcy Oster

(JTA) – Adolf Hitler’s personal copy of his autobiography “Mein Kampf” is set to be auctioned off.

The red leather-bound book will put be on the auction block by Alexander Historical Auctions at the Maryland Auction House in Chesapeake City on March 17 and 18. It is one of about 1,000 World War I and World War II relics that will be up for sale. Other personal items owned by Hitler will also be up for auction, according to the local CBS affiliate WJZ.

The copy of “Mein Kampf” was found in Hitler’s apartment and bears the signatures of the American soldiers who found it, auctioneer Bill Panagopulos told WJZ. It had been kept by one of the soldiers’ daughters until recently, the Associated Press reported.

The book has an estimated value of between $12,000 and $15,000, but it is expected to sell for more.

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