July 18, 1925: Hitler Publishes Mein Kampf
On this day in 1925, Nazi leader Adolf Hitler published the first volume of his autobiographical manifesto, Mein Kampf (“My Struggle”) in which he explained his racial and political ideologies, which would become the foundation for the Nazi Party. Mein Kampf was a bitter and anti-Semitic narrative, worshiping power and discrediting morality, serving as a blueprint for Hitler’s plan for Nazi world domination.
For the first time ever, the story emerges of a group of Americans who lived in Berlin in the early days of Hitler’s rise to power. Watch as PBS NewsHour’s Margaret Warner speaks with author and former journalist Andrew Nagorski about his book, “Hitlerland: American Eyewitnesses to the Nazi Rise to Power”.
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