Another brief and informative Deutsche Welle documentary film about a book that reads like one man’s account of his untreated nervous breakdown — and yes, I did read it while studying history at IU Southeast.
It’s gibberish, and that’s also why it’s a genius product under capitalism, because there’ll always be a market for unadulterated lunacy.
You can still buy Adolf Hitler’s credo all over the world, under the counter in some places, on the Internet or simply at the bookshop in others. But did Hitler actually write it himself? And was it really a blueprint for war and the Holocaust?
Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” was first published in 1925. The 700-page work has been translated into 18 languages, sold over 12 million copies and been revised numerous times since Hitler’s death. Almost everyone knows of it, yet hardly anyone has actually read it. “Mein Kampf” is a book of paradoxes, famous yet unfamiliar – fascinating and repellant at the same time.