Hilter’s personal copy of Mein Kampf sells for more than $20,000 at an auction

German dictator Adolf Hitler may not have many fans, but a copy of his autobiography that was once owned by the man himself, has sold at auction for over $20,655. The book was sold at Alexander Historical Auctions in Chesapeake City alongside over 1000 other World War II items.

The book was discovered by American soldiers in 1945 in Hitler’s Munich residence. At the time, eleven of them signed the copy: “From Adolph Hitler’s apartment in Munich on May 2, 1945.”It has since been in the possession of a soldier’s daughter.

Bill Panagopulos, owner and auctioneer of Alexander Historical Auctions, told ABC he understands the controversy generated by the book but doesn’t believe that there’s any reason to destroy history. “Why is it important to preserve history? The good and the bad, so that we don’t repeat the sins of the past. It’s important that we have them and keep them in front of us,” he told ABC.

“This book has generated a lot of controversy especially in light of present-day comparisons of certain political candidates with Hitler and suggestions that their political beliefs are in line with his. I’m not going to comment on that but it’s surprising the number of comments we’ve received along those lines,” he added.

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