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

Adolf Hitler's infamous work will go up for auction in Los Angeles — two copies, both signed by him.
Posted at 9:25 AM, Feb 27, 2014

It's one of the most infamous and offensive works of all time, and now it's up for auction — with the author's John Hancock.

As Fox News reports, inscribed copies of Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" are going up for auction Thursday in Los Angeles.

As Sky News reports, bidding will start at $20,000 for two copies of the book. They're expected to fetch $25,000, according to the auction house.

Both are apparently inscribed to Josef Bauer, an SS officer. Bauer was part of Hitler's Beer Hall Putsch in Munich in 1923, which failed. He then served nine months in prison, and wrote "Mein Kampf," or, "My Struggle," during that time.

The auction house's owner is Jewish himself, and admits that the books were "ominously signed" but says they're part of history. (Via Nate D. Sanders, Inc.)

Though The Jewish Press didn't seem impressed, writing in a news brief, "Ideal for weddings and bar mitzvahs."

The books are dated from 1925 and 1926. They have been sold once before, for $25,000 at an auction in London in 2012.