Mein kampf an autobiography of Adolf Hitler

Mein kampf
Mein Kampf (English: My Struggle or My Battle) is a book by Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. It combines elements of autobiography with an exposition ofHitler's political ideology. Volume 1 of Mein Kampf was published in 1925 and Volume 2 in 1926. The book was edited by the former Hieronymite friarBernhard Stempfle who later died during the Night of the Long Knives.
Hitler began the dictation of the book while imprisoned for what he considered to be "political crimes" after his failed Putsch in Munich in November 1923. Though Hitler received many visitors earlier on, he soon devoted himself entirely to the book. As he continued, Hitler realized that it would have to be a two-volume work, with the first volume scheduled for release in early 1925.
From the book
IT HAS turned out fortunate for me to-daythat destiny appointed Braunau-on-the-Inn 
to be my birthplace. For that little town is situated just on the frontier between those 
two States the reunion of which seems, at least to us of the younger generation, a task to 
which we should devote our lives and in the pursuit of which every possible means 
should be employed. 
German-Austria must be restored to the great German Motherland. And not indeed on 
any grounds of economic calculation whatsoever. No, no. Even if the union were a 
matter of economic indifference, and even if it were to be disadvantageous from the 
economic standpoint, still it ought to take place. People of the same blood should be in 
the same REICH. The German people will have no right to engage in a colonial policy 
until they shall have brought all their children together in the one State. When the 
territory of the REICH embraces all the Germans and finds itself unable to assure them 
a livelihood, only then can the moral right arise, from the need of the people to acquire 
foreign territory. The plough is then the sword; and the tears of war will produce the 
daily bread for the generations to come. 
And so this little frontier town appeared to me as the symbol of a great task. But in 
another regard also it points to a lesson that is applicable to our day. Over a hundred 
years ago this sequestered spot was the scene of a tragic calamity which affected the 
whole German nation and will be remembered for ever, at least in the annals of German 
history. At the time of our Fatherland's deepest humiliation a bookseller, Johannes 
Palm, uncompromising nationalist and enemy of the French, was put to death here 
because he had the misfortune to have loved Germany well. He obstinately refused to 
disclose the names of his associates, or rather the principals who were chiefly 
responsible for the affair. Just as it happened with Leo Schlageter. The former, like the 
latter, was denounced to the French by a Government agent. It was a director of police 
from Augsburg who won an ignoble renownon that occasion and set the example 
which was to be copied at a later date by the neo-German officials of the REICH under 
Herr Severing's regime (Note 1).  

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