Mein Kampf: The Stalag Edition
By Adolf Hitler. The only complete & officially authorized English translation! This is the only complete, unabridged and officially authorized English translation of Mein Kampf ever issued by the Nazi party, and is not to be confused with any other version. Translated by a now-unknown English-speaking Nazi Party member, it was printed by the Franz Eher Verlag in Berlin for the Central Press of the NSDAP in limited numbers during the years 1937 to 1944.
Most copies were distributed to the camp libraries of English-speaking prisoner of war camps, and became known as the “Stalag” edition (Stalag being a contraction of the German word Stammlager or “POW camp”) because they all carried a camp library rubber stamp on the title page. Only a handful of copies survived the war, and the text contained in this edition has been taken directly, without amendment, from one of these extremely rare editions.
This official translation is not to be confused with the “James Murphy” or “Ralph Mannheim” translations, both of which were edited and abridged and are unauthorized. The Murphy and Mannheim editions both left out major sections of text, and contained long, clunky, badly translated and almost unintelligibly long sentences.
In sharp contrast, the only authorized “Stalag” edition contains none of these complicated and unnecessarily confused constructions, and is extremely easy to read, as anyone familiar with the other versions will immediately notice. Most importantly, this only authorized edition contains the full text of the original German—and none of the deliberately-inserted racial pejoratives used in the Murphy and Mannheim versions (words that Hitler never used in the original).
This edition also includes a reproduction of the original title page of a copy of the only official English translation of Mein Kampf ever issued, complete with a Stalag camp number 357 stamp. Stalag 357 was located in Kopernikus, Poland, until September 1944, when it was moved to the old site of the former Stalag XI-D, near the town of Fallingbostel in Lower Saxony, in northwestern Germany. Its internees included British air crews and, later, British soldiers captured at the Battle of Arnhem.
About the translator: The name of the translator was never released by the Eher Verlag, and has now been permanently lost to history. An English-speaking party member, his use of British English spelling throughout would indicate that his language instruction either took place in Britain or that his instructors were British, rather than American.
Contrary to postwar propaganda, Mein Kampf does not contain a “plan for world domination” and instead consists of a short autobiography, the effect of World War I on Germany, a discussion of race and the “Jewish Question,” the constitutional and social make-up of a future German state and the early struggles of the NSDAP up to 1923.
One NEW volume combines the original two volumes of Mein Kampf without editing!
Volume 1: A Reckoning
Chapter I: My Home
Chapter II: Learning & Suffering in Vienna
Chapter III: Vienna Days
Chapter IV: Munich
Chapter V: The World War
Chapter VI: War Propaganda
Chapter VII: The Revolution
Chapter VIII: Beginning My Political Activities
Chapter IX: The German Labor Party
Chapter X: Collapse of the Second Reich
Chapter XI: Nation and Race
Chapter XII: The First Period of Development of the National Socialist German Labor Party
Volume 2: National Socialist Movement
Chapter I: Weltanschauung and Party
Chapter II: The State
Chapter III: Citizens and Subjects of the State
Chapter IV: The Ideal of the Völkisch State
Chapter V: Weltanschauung and Organization
Chapter VI: The First Phase of Our Struggle
Chapter VII: The Struggle with the Reds
Chapter VIII: Strong Are Stronger without Allies
Chapter IX: Organization of the Storm Troop
Chapter X: The Mask of Federalism
Chapter XI: Propaganda and Organization
Chapter XII: The Problem of the Trade Unions
Chapter XIII: The German Policy of Alliances
Chapter XIV: Eastern Bias or Eastern Policy
Chapter XV: The Right to Self-Defense
Epilogue: Author’s 1926 Statement on the Party
Softcover, 584 pages, 6″ × 9″