Hitler's personal copy of 'Mein Kampf' could bring $100G at auction

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Hitler's personal copy of 'Mein Kampf' could bring $100G at auction

A 1932 edition of the Nazi leader's autobiography was found in Der Fuhrer's Munich apartment and liberated by a G.I. in 1945. Dealer Craig Gottlieb: 'This is not your run-of-the-mill copy of 'Mein Kampf.'

The original copy of Hitler's autobiography 'Mein Kampf' is being sold online by Craig Gottlieb Militaria Auctions.

The original copy of Hitler's autobiography 'Mein Kampf' is being sold online by Craig Gottlieb Militaria Auctions.

Whose kampf? His kampf.

Adolf Hitler’s personal copy of “Mein Kampf” — believed to be the only remaining print of the book that the German dictator actually owned — is being auctioned online through Saturday.

"This is not your run-of-the-mill copy of ‘Mein Kampf,’" said antiquities dealer Craig Gottlieb, who is hawking the 1932 edition of the self-aggrandizing tome on the website HistoryHunter.com.

As of Sunday night, the bidding was only at $7,100.

As of Sunday night, the bidding was only at $7,100.

"Obviously Hitler must have had multiple editions of his own book, but this one was in his Munich apartment and Hitler’s eyes almost certainly scanned its pages at some point,” Gottlieb added.

Hitler wrote “Mein Kampf” — or “My Struggle” — after his first failed coup in 1923 to outline his political ideology and future plans for Germany.

'This is not your run-of-the-mill copy of 'Mein Kampf,'' antiquities dealer Craig Gottlieb said

'This is not your run-of-the-mill copy of 'Mein Kampf,'' antiquities dealer Craig Gottlieb said

The book was part of a group of Hitler’s personal belongings that was liberated from Hitler’s Munich apartment in 1945 by US Army 1st Lt. Joseph Ben Lieber, said Gottlieb, who bought it last year along with the Fuhrer’s hat, shirt, medals and other personal belongings.

"The chain of custody of the book is unbroken since 1945," said Gottlieb, who estimated it could fetch $100,000. "This particular artifact is one of the most profound in the group, which makes the provenance that supports the artifact so crucial to its value."

A copy of 'Mein Kampf' signed by Hitler sold in March for just under $65,000

A copy of 'Mein Kampf' signed by Hitler sold in March for just under $65,000

As of Sunday night, the bidding was only at $7,100.

A copy of “Mein Kampf” signed by Hitler sold in March for just under $65,000.

Gottlieb, a star on the History Channel’s Pawn Stars, is the author of several books on antiques and collectibles.

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