Adolf Hitler: Mein Kampf


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Adolf Hitler (1889–1945) was leader of the National Socialist German Workers' Party (the “Nazis”) and head of the German state from 1933 through April 1945. In 1924, while serving a prison term for treason, Hitler dictated the first volume of Mein Kampf (“My Fight” or “My Struggle”), at once a memoir and political statement. On November 9, 1923, Hitler had attempted to overthrow the Bavarian government in the Beer Hall Putsch. The putsch failed, and Hitler was arrested, tried, convicted,...