Mein Kampf

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Mein Kampf ("My Struggle" or in Arabic a possible translation would be, "My Jihad") is a book by German Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. It combines elements of autobiography with an exposition of Hitler's political ideology. Volume 1 of Mein Kampf was published in 1925 and Volume 2 in 1926.

It was originally translated into Arabic in Egypt by the WWII Nazi SS official Heiden Ludwig who worked as a journalist for the anti-jewish agency Weltdienst (NSDAP). Like many WWII Nazis, after the war he converted to Islam, changed his name (Luis el-Hadj) and fled Europe.

The book remains a modern-day best-seller in the Arab and Muslim World, including; Egypt, Palestine,[1][2] and Turkey.[3][4] And is also selling well in London areas with a large Arab population.[1] It is often sold along-side religious literature and is selling as well as Dan Brown's latest novel in Dhaka, Bangladesh,[5] where sales soar towards Eid, as it is bought by many as gifts.

The amount of anti-Jewish text in Mein Kampf adds up to 7 percent in total, whilst the largely non-abrograted Medinan verses of the Qur'an contain more than double that amount, standing at almost 17 percent.[6]

See Also

  • Nazism - A hub page that leads to other articles related to Nazism

External Links


  1. 1.0 1.1 Sean O'Neill and John Steele - Mein Kampf for sale, in Arabic - The Telegraph, March 19, 2002
  2. Hitler's Mein Kampf In East Jerusalem And PA Territories - MEMRI: Special Dispatch, No. 48, October 1, 1999
  3. Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' sells 50,000 copies in Turkey in three months - Agence France Presse, March 18, 2005
  4. Antisemitism in the Turkish Media - MEMRI - April 28, 2005
  5. Alastair Lawson - Mein Kampf a hit on Dhaka streets - BBC News, November 27, 2009
  6. Anti-Jew Text in Trilogy - CSPI Publishing, accessed June 6, 2012