- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Adolf Hitler’s personal copy of his book “Mein Kampf” will be auctioned off in Maryland this month along with other Nazi-era artifacts.

Alexander Historical Auctions in Maryland will open up bidding on the 1927 edition of Hitler’s Nazi manifesto for March 17 and 18, according to Russia Today.

Officers in the U.S. 45th Infantry Division found the book in Hitler’s Munich apartment following his death in 1945. The book, which has been banned in several European countries, remained in the possession of one of the officer’s daughters until last year.

“This edition of ‘Mein Kampf,’ volume II, was published by official N.S.D.A.P. publishers Verlag Franz Eher in Munich, 1927 … in a finely-grained red leather cover with four raised hubs on the spine,” the auction’s listing says. “It is a rare edition of the work, not available to the general public, and was likely kept by Hitler for his own use or as a potential gift for an admirer.”

The front flyleaf of the book is signed by 11 of the officers. The copy is bound in red leather and the auction house estimates the book is worth $12,000 to $15,000.

Other items to be auctioned off include Hitler’s dessert forks and plates as well as personal cocktail and water glasses. The auction house also lists letters and notes by SS chiefs Heinrich Himmler and Reinhard Heydrich, the chief masterminds architects of the Holocaust.

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