Mein Kampf: The Stalag Edition

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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.

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    Mein Kampf: The Stalag EditionMein 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).

    MK-Stalag-inside-stampThis 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″