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(RealClear)   Autographed copy of Mein Kampf sold to American buyer for $64,850. Your guesses for purchaser to the right   (realclear.com ) divider line
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2014-03-03 02:23:00 PM  

highwayrun: I give it two months until it shows up on Pawn Stars, where they'll offer the owner $75 because it was a pretty popular book at one time. Then they'll briefly explain the Holocaust to Chumlee.



Heh.

But IIRC, there was an episode where Rick said that he refuses to purchase old Nazi stuff.
 
2014-03-03 02:24:33 PM  
img.gazeta.ru
 
2014-03-03 02:24:39 PM  

varmitydog: Victor Davis Hanson. Revisionist historian who frequently championed Donald Rumsfeld's failed micromanagement of Iraq with asinine comparisons to ancient Greek and Roman occupations in the right wing press.


I really used to like the Chicken Soup for the Soul series until I found out more about the authors.
 
2014-03-03 02:25:14 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-03 02:25:38 PM  
You know who else liked Mein Kampf?
 
2014-03-03 02:26:30 PM  
After the war, the jacket was seized by an Allied soldier named Ralph, who wrote in a letter to his mother in May, 1945: "Looked around today in a huge chalet of a high-ranking Nazi.

"For you I have a gold necklace. And for Dad, I have a great leather jacket...I took a coat with no Nazi symbols on the outside. Unfortunately, the name of Nazi Albert Speer is stamped in the jacket..."


I wonder if they got all they way home. You know, past the censors, the Army postal clerks....
 
2014-03-03 02:27:16 PM  
Karl Rove?
First Baptist Church of Dallas?
That "We hate the gays" version of the Boy Scouts?
 
2014-03-03 02:28:28 PM  
i1001.photobucket.com

The play he wrote must have finally turned a profit.
 
2014-03-03 02:29:52 PM  

FLMountainMan: My dad, a rare book dealer


Are you saying that your dad is rare, or that book dealers are rare?
 
2014-03-03 02:32:07 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: You know who else liked Mein Kampf?


Henry Ford?
 
2014-03-03 02:32:46 PM  
I think Hitler was a monster, but this is a piece of history I wouldn't mind owning, if only to keep it out of the hands of someone that thinks Hitler was right.

No need to give some neo-nazi douchebag something to worship and revere.
 
2014-03-03 02:34:24 PM  

Iszael: Nana's Vibrator: T'would be a nice twist if the purchaser posted a video of himself or herself burning it.

Seconded.  If I were filthy rich I might buy stuff like this just to completely destroy it.  On camera is good, set up a TV in a museum so others could watch it go up in flames on a loop.

Maybe tear it to shreds first, then burn it, yeah...  Or let other people tear up one page at a time.

Then it's art!


You know who else wanted to burn books they disagreed with?

/are you actually able to Godwin a thread about Hitler?
//That Hitler was a farking nazi!
///And he was as bad as Hitler!
 
2014-03-03 02:35:37 PM  
Off the top of my head Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy. He probably used tax payer funds too.
 
2014-03-03 02:36:11 PM  

Iszael: Nana's Vibrator: T'would be a nice twist if the purchaser posted a video of himself or herself burning it.

Seconded.  If I were filthy rich I might buy stuff like this just to completely destroy it.  On camera is good, set up a TV in a museum so others could watch it go up in flames on a loop.

Maybe tear it to shreds first, then burn it, yeah...  Or let other people tear up one page at a time.

Then it's art!


Because destroying books when we disagree with the content is a good thing?
 
2014-03-03 02:37:08 PM  

eldie: TheShavingofOccam123: Here's a pic of the happy buyer! I bet he is really going to enjoy reading his purchases!

That is until he smashes his glasses. One of my favorite episodes.


SPOILER ALERT
 
2014-03-03 02:37:15 PM  
Nazis, I hate these guys
 
2014-03-03 02:37:53 PM  

jst3p: Iszael: Nana's Vibrator: T'would be a nice twist if the purchaser posted a video of himself or herself burning it.

Seconded.  If I were filthy rich I might buy stuff like this just to completely destroy it.  On camera is good, set up a TV in a museum so others could watch it go up in flames on a loop.

Maybe tear it to shreds first, then burn it, yeah...  Or let other people tear up one page at a time.

Then it's art!

Because destroying books when we disagree with the content is a good thing?


Didn't someone write a book on these theme? I think it was called, "If I increase the temperature of parchment to a certain temperature, it burst into flames", but I don't recall.
 
2014-03-03 02:38:03 PM  

Cpl.D: Lando Lincoln: alaric3: Glenn Beck, who will use it as masturbation material.

Like Glenn Beck would be able to read anything not written in American.

No, not "English." AMERICAN.

Actually, Glenn Beck is a collector of Nazi memorabilia.

... he actually likes wearing the uniforms he's collected.  Make of that what you will.


So does Lemmy Kilmister. But, unlike Beck, Lemmy only likes the Nazi's sense of style.
 
2014-03-03 02:39:38 PM  

Cagey B: nekom: My guess is that it's someone boring.  Probably some Hitler biographer or rarities collector and dealer.

I choose to believe it was Carrot Top, who will use the traces of Hitler DNA in the book and his private stash of anabolic steroids to clone a group of angry, muscle-bound Hitlersaurs in order to do his bidding and open an ill-advised theme park.


Little do you know, I'm a Sy-Fy executive. And I'm so stealing that.
 
2014-03-03 02:40:06 PM  

EdNortonsTwin: Nazis, I hate these guys


I hear the buyer was in Illinois.
 
2014-03-03 02:42:25 PM  

Cagey B: I choose to believe it was Carrot Top, who will use the traces of Hitler DNA in the book and his private stash of anabolic steroids to clone a group of angry, muscle-bound Hitlersaurs in order to do his bidding and open an ill-advised theme park.


That made me giggle.
 
2014-03-03 02:42:27 PM  
Uh, does it need to be pointed out to some people that the Third Reich killed people who WEREN'T Jewish?
 
2014-03-03 02:42:51 PM  
static.guim.co.uk

/for all the left-wing douches guessing a conservative
//secret Illinois Nazi
 
2014-03-03 02:45:44 PM  

brantgoose: Well, I'm pretty sure it wasn't Sarah Palin. Celebrities don't pay for anything and besides, she doesn't read. Like the little girl form the Hillaire Belloc poem, who never read and was tossed by a bull as a result, she was very early:

Confirmed in her instinctive guess
That literature breeds distress.

By the same principle, most of the Tea Party and Republican Party are excluded unless they bought it as a gift or souvenir without any intent to read it.

Maybe it was bought by the History Channel as a publicity stunt, but they seem to have given up John Wayne movies and Hitler for aliens and ghosties and things that go bump in the ratings.


Yeah, the History Channel is no longer into history, because that stuff is all in the past.  They're into new stuff, like the Nazis getting together with aliens and building flying saucers, but, still manage to lose the war, for some reason.  That has a little history, but, not too much, so that's OK.  They working on a Nazi ghosts, Genghis Khan's ghost, and aliens in flying saucers, attempting to escape from a mega-hurricane hitting a mega-volcano, while a mega-tsunami come from the other direction thing, but, that's still months off.
 
2014-03-03 02:46:00 PM  
Helen Keller?

/Know thy enemy.
 
2014-03-03 02:46:03 PM  

highwayrun: He's gotta have an excellent tailor, as I imagine the SS were in shape.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermann_G%C3%B6ring  not exactly sure what that shape was tho.....
 
2014-03-03 02:47:43 PM  

Stephen_Falken: dywed88: Uncle Eazy: If I had 64-large laying around, I'd buy it.

/history buff

I agree, if I had $65k that I had nothing to do with, I wouldn't have hesitated to dump it on this.

It isn't like I would read it, being in German and all, but it is a part of history. Just like I wouldn't mind picking up a Hitler painting. Neither would be a display piece, though.

LOLWUT
Holy sh*t dude that has to be the most f*cked-up and irresponsible post I've seen in months!
10/10


I don't get your disbelief. Mein Kampf isn't like the goddamn Necronomicon or something. You're not going to spill baby Jewish blood on the book and then Hitler's ghost will inhabit your body. It's an object of history. Hitler happened. Mein Kampf happened. The holocaust happened. Destroying the book isn't going to do anything but maybe help people forget the stupid reasoning and distortions that Hitler used to convince a people that the Jews and the communists were the reason why Germany lost World War I and thus deserved punishment. Hitler was big on using scapegoats in order to avoid accepting blame on any shortcomings. Germany lost World War I because the local Jews and the communists sapped the will of the German people! It's not because we just got our asses handed to us! Germans are perfect! It was those damn commies and Jews! They're not real Germans! They're the reason why Germany sucks so bad right now!

It's important to remember this style of scapegoating and not accepting any responsibility for one's own shortcomings. I see a lot of that in the modern day conservative parties.

I have a copy of Mein Kampf in English. Yes, it's pretty goddamn boring. No, it didn't give me a bit of sympathy for the Nazis or Hitler.
 
2014-03-03 02:48:01 PM  

ComicBookGuy: Uh, does it need to be pointed out to some people that the Third Reich killed people who WEREN'T Jewish?


Shut up and hire a PR firm, homo.
 
2014-03-03 02:48:25 PM  

boohyah: highwayrun: He's gotta have an excellent tailor, as I imagine the SS were in shape.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermann_G%C3%B6ring  not exactly sure what that shape was tho.....


Round is a shape
 
2014-03-03 02:49:27 PM  

johncb76006: Sin_City_Superhero: You know who else liked Mein Kampf?

Henry Ford?


Charles Lindbergh?
 
2014-03-03 02:49:43 PM  

Dafatone: CSB time:

I was in the rare book room of Colorado University's library for a class project.  The librarian there showed us some of their extra rare things in a protective glass case.

First was a folio of Shakespeare's.  Then a letter by Emily Dickinson.  Next was a book with a small autograph.  As I leaned in to read what it was, the librarian told us it was an autographed copy of Mein Kampf.

I got the hell out of there.  Immediately.  I get the historical value of it, but it was just farking creepy.


Afraid you were going catch the Nazis?  Not to worry, just remember to wash your hands frequently and that will greatly help prevent infection.
 
2014-03-03 02:54:28 PM  
Some hard core zionist?
 
2014-03-03 02:57:37 PM  

jst3p: Iszael: Nana's Vibrator: T'would be a nice twist if the purchaser posted a video of himself or herself burning it.

Seconded.  If I were filthy rich I might buy stuff like this just to completely destroy it.  On camera is good, set up a TV in a museum so others could watch it go up in flames on a loop.

Maybe tear it to shreds first, then burn it, yeah...  Or let other people tear up one page at a time.

Then it's art!

Because destroying books when we disagree with the content is a good thing?


At least, the Nazis didn't do anything like tha.........wait a second.  I'll get back to you in a minute, OK.
 
2014-03-03 02:57:42 PM  

Combustion: Cagey B: nekom: My guess is that it's someone boring.  Probably some Hitler biographer or rarities collector and dealer.

I choose to believe it was Carrot Top, who will use the traces of Hitler DNA in the book and his private stash of anabolic steroids to clone a group of angry, muscle-bound Hitlersaurs in order to do his bidding and open an ill-advised theme park.

Little do you know, I'm a Sy-Fy executive. And I'm so stealing that.


I'm going to have to call "shenanigans". I'm fairly certain no SyFy executives are literate.
 
2014-03-03 02:57:43 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: boohyah: highwayrun: He's gotta have an excellent tailor, as I imagine the SS were in shape.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermann_G%C3%B6ring  not exactly sure what that shape was tho.....

Round is a shape


i1.ytimg.com

Is it funny?
 
2014-03-03 02:58:51 PM  
www.csmonitor.com
 
2014-03-03 03:01:44 PM  

Billy Liar: johncb76006: Sin_City_Superhero: You know who else liked Mein Kampf?

Henry Ford?

Charles Lindbergh?


Walt Disney?
 
2014-03-03 03:03:37 PM  
it was Tatsuma wasn't it?
 
2014-03-03 03:04:55 PM  
Has any thread been Godwinned before the fist post?  Then repeated in the Boobies, then the 2nd, ad infinitum.
 
2014-03-03 03:05:04 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Stephen_Falken: dywed88: Uncle Eazy: If I had 64-large laying around, I'd buy it.

/history buff

I agree, if I had $65k that I had nothing to do with, I wouldn't have hesitated to dump it on this.

It isn't like I would read it, being in German and all, but it is a part of history. Just like I wouldn't mind picking up a Hitler painting. Neither would be a display piece, though.

LOLWUT
Holy sh*t dude that has to be the most f*cked-up and irresponsible post I've seen in months!
10/10

I don't get your disbelief. Mein Kampf isn't like the goddamn Necronomicon or something. You're not going to spill baby Jewish blood on the book and then Hitler's ghost will inhabit your body. It's an object of history. Hitler happened. Mein Kampf happened. The holocaust happened. Destroying the book isn't going to do anything but maybe help people forget the stupid reasoning and distortions that Hitler used to convince a people that the Jews and the communists were the reason why Germany lost World War I and thus deserved punishment. Hitler was big on using scapegoats in order to avoid accepting blame on any shortcomings. Germany lost World War I because the local Jews and the communists sapped the will of the German people! It's not because we just got our asses handed to us! Germans are perfect! It was those damn commies and Jews! They're not real Germans! They're the reason why Germany sucks so bad right now!

It's important to remember this style of scapegoating and not accepting any responsibility for one's own shortcomings. I see a lot of that in the modern day conservative parties.

I have a copy of Mein Kampf in English. Yes, it's pretty goddamn boring. No, it didn't give me a bit of sympathy for the Nazis or Hitler.


You had me until that.  What, you think conservatives are the only people who can scapegoat?

Hint:  The bolded portion proves otherwise.
 
2014-03-03 03:09:24 PM  
Anthony Cumia
 
2014-03-03 03:10:17 PM  
Fell asleep during the auction...

movie-dude.co.uk
 
2014-03-03 03:11:38 PM  
This ignorant b*tch?
www.addictinginfo.org
 
2014-03-03 03:11:40 PM  
Bill Cosby.
 
2014-03-03 03:12:09 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Stephen_Falken: dywed88: Uncle Eazy: If I had 64-large laying around, I'd buy it.

/history buff

I agree, if I had $65k that I had nothing to do with, I wouldn't have hesitated to dump it on this.

It isn't like I would read it, being in German and all, but it is a part of history. Just like I wouldn't mind picking up a Hitler painting. Neither would be a display piece, though.

LOLWUT
Holy sh*t dude that has to be the most f*cked-up and irresponsible post I've seen in months!
10/10

I don't get your disbelief. Mein Kampf isn't like the goddamn Necronomicon or something. You're not going to spill baby Jewish blood on the book and then Hitler's ghost will inhabit your body. It's an object of history. Hitler happened. Mein Kampf happened. The holocaust happened. Destroying the book isn't going to do anything but maybe help people forget the stupid reasoning and distortions that Hitler used to convince a people that the Jews and the communists were the reason why Germany lost World War I and thus deserved punishment. Hitler was big on using scapegoats in order to avoid accepting blame on any shortcomings. Germany lost World War I because the local Jews and the communists sapped the will of the German people! It's not because we just got our asses handed to us! Germans are perfect! It was those damn commies and Jews! They're not real Germans! They're the reason why Germany sucks so bad right now!

It's important to remember this style of scapegoating and not accepting any responsibility for one's own shortcomings. I see a lot of that in the modern day conservative parties.

I have a copy of Mein Kampf in English. Yes, it's pretty goddamn boring. No, it didn't give me a bit of sympathy for the Nazis or Hitler.


One, it's practically a textbook on mass propaganda. Hitler knew how to attract the interest and hold the belief of millions of people. There is no question he was an inspired orator, and gave practical advice in Mein Kampf to others who wanted to understand how he did it.

Secondly, if you bothered reading it, rather than just using it as a platform to attack your ideological enemies, you'd find it was an important record of the start of the N.S.D.A.P., including the 25 Articles of National Socialism--very valuable for political historians.

Finally, the counter-attack by the German Army in 1918 was destroyed, not by the Allies, but because the Communists created a national strike in Germany, which stopped all the trains. With no trains running, the Kaiserlich Reichswehr couldn't get the supplies that would have allowed them to roll up the enemy and reach the Channel. Then the Allies took advantage of the German Army's weakness, and crushed them. So, yes, it was the Communists' fault. Why the Jews were blamed puzzles me, but that's neither here nor there.

/Historian, not a Nazi.
 
2014-03-03 03:12:16 PM  
Well, it would be to the right, wouldn't it?
 
2014-03-03 03:12:20 PM  
Let me guess.  A so-called "evil rich guy?"
 
2014-03-03 03:13:15 PM  
Tom Hanks.
 
2014-03-03 03:13:25 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Hitler's follow-up book never gets as much attention

[www.timjohn.com.au image 384x595]

Nor does his foray into the world of film

[i6.photobucket.com image 255x436]

Saturday Night Fever Fuhrer


FTFY.
 
2014-03-03 03:15:52 PM  
my vote is Glenn Beck. That guy definitely has a Nazi fetish.
 
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