“Mein Kampf” is a bestseller again in Germany, with demand so outstripping supply that it is virtually impossible to get one’s hands on a copy.
Adolf Hitler’s anti-Semitic screed, which was
republished in Germany earlier this year in a scientifically annotated
edition, is currently the country’s second-best selling nonfiction book,
according to one bestseller list, surpassed in sales only by a book
about “The secret lives of Trees.” But this reporter was unable to
purchase a copy, learning from salespeople in about a dozen bookstores
in three cities that “Mein Kampf” can only be pre-ordered, is
unavailable for immediate purchase and will remain so for the
“You can order it, but I don’t know when it’ll
arrive,” a shop assistant in a bookstore at Berlin’s famous KaDeWe
department store told The Times of Israel during a recent visit.
Who is buying it?
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