Mein Kampf: A Story of a Brilliant Mad Man

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The book Mein Kampf can be taken in ways that vary all over the spectrum. One can take it as a madman, genius or even just a man with a plan while reading this book. It provided Germany and the German people with hope. Mein Kampf was a well-written and inspiring writing giving hope that Germany would rise again, Hitler outlined his beliefs in how to achieve greatness, and unfortunately he came into power and was able to attempt and achieve his vision. Background Adolf Hitler began to write this book back in the mid 1920’s. This was after being imprisoned for the Beer Hall Putsch of 1923. The Beer Hall Putsch was "Hitler’s attempt to overthrow the Weimar government of Ebert and establish a right wing nationalistic one in its place." (Beer Hall Putsch of 1923). Hitler was supposed to be in jail for five years for Beer Hall Putsch and got out after nine months (Mein Kampf). The original title of the book was going to be “Four and a Half Years of Struggle against Lies, Stupidity and Cowardice” but this got shortened to “Mein Kampf” by his Nazi Publisher. His book was composed of two volumes; volume one which was published in 1925 and the volume two was published a year later in 1926. By the end of the war in 1945, ten million copies were sold. Hitler made "in total, Mein Kampf sold over ten million copies by the time he committed suicide in 1945. The book sales earned Hitler $7.8 million reichsmarks, which is equal to $152 million inflation adjusted, 2012 US dollars." (Warner). What’s worse than a mad man with a ton of money? Hitler used to fund his horrific plan to kill millions of innocent people. The Plan The German citizens knew what Hitler’s plans were before he was even elected chancellor of Germany. When the book was pub... ... middle of paper ... ...e of reasons Hitler was about to help Germany in his time in power. This Topic A lot can be learned from this topic. The main thing that needs taken away from this is that anything is possible and not to put it past one person to accomplish this. This can help prevent another tragic event such as the Holocaust was. This should continue to be studied for the major event it was in our history and it could very well happen again if not careful. History had taught us that it repeats itself and we must not let it or let the ones who lost their lives be forgotten. This is why I believe that Mein Kampf was a well-written and inspiring writing giving hope that Germany would rise again, Hitler outlined his beliefs in how to achieve greatness, and unfortunately he came into power and was able to attempt and achieve his vision and we must not allow this to happen once again.

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