Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' Sells Out in Less Than a Week

Nick Kangadis | January 15, 2016
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After being off of the bookshelves since World War II, Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" has returned.

The 2,000 page annotated version of the book was reissued after the Munich Institute for Contemporary History (MICH) renewed its copyright.

"The book is not only a historical source, it's a symbol," said Christian Hartmann, co-editor of the edition. "And we wanted to dismantle that symbol once and for all."

There were 15,000 pre-orders for the book, almost four times the 4,000 copies printed. Demands for translations in different languages have come from all over the globe.

The head of MICH, Andreas Wirsching, told a news conference, “The edition unmasks Hitler's false allegations, his whitewashing and outright lies.”

Before it was stricken from the shelves in Germany after World War II ended, "Mein Kampf" sold 12 million copies.