- Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
- ISBN-13: 9788172241643
- Pages: 630
- Binding: Paperback
- Year of Pub / Reprint Year: 2016
About The Book
Mein Kampf, the historic autobiographical proclamation by the German dictator is considered the master plan of his military campaign and political strategies. The book is a peek into the mind of the person who lived for Germany’s uprise and in the process, drove the entire world to a disastrous war.
Summary Of The Book
It was in the year 1923, after the failure of the Beer Hall Putsch, that Hitler was confined for his political crimes. This was a time when Germany was in chaos with its economic system falling apart and people losing jobs. Hitler envisioned an agenda to beat this national misfortune and make Germany the world’s biggest power. And in the form of this book, he shared with his people this vision and the blueprint to achieve it. While in jail, he dictated this historically significant work to his deputy, Rudolf Hess. He named it Mein Kampf which, when literally translated, means ‘My Struggle’.
Along with the angst Hitler shares about his childhood and growing up years, Mein Kampf also houses the worst of Hitler’s fears and frustrations about Judaism and Communism jointly ruining the German Nationalist spirit. So he pledges to wage a war against them both and build a Germany that rules the world. He talks about how he believes expansion and war are the only ways to accomplish that goal. He shares his ideas of expanding Germany’s territories by conquering Poland and Czechoslovakia even at the cost of attacking Russia. He aggressively condemns Jews as the cause of all evil and this part of the book reflects his anti-semitism. In the first volume of the book, he even backs the theory of destroying the weak to make way for the strong, which was later widely inculcated in the militaristic actions of his political party.
Though initially overlooked as an angry prisoner’s ramblings, Mein Kampf gradually became famous as the Nazis took over the ruling of Germany. Today, the book that came out in two volumes, is considered an account of a historical figure’s beliefs and ideas that not only reconstructed Germany, but also changed world politics forever.
About The Author
Adolf Hitler was a German political leader and a World War veteran.
Born in 1889 in Austria into a poor family, Hitler moved to Germany with his family when he was three. Although constant adversity made him lose interest in school, he wanted to become a painter. His strong German Nationalist ideas made him join the army during World War I where he was awarded for his bravery. An outright adversary of communism, he later became a part of the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazi Party). With his visionary ideas and leadership, he became the leader of the party and went on to make key political decisions that contributed highly to the breaking out of World War II