Alexander Historical Auctions in Maryland will open bidding on the 1927 edition of Hitler’s book for March 17 and 18. Soldiers in America’s 45th Infantry Division found the book in Hitler’s Munich apartment following his death in 1945, and it remained in the possession of one of those soldiers’ daughters until last year.
Eleven of the officers inscribed their names on a front page in the book and wrote, “From Adolph Hitlers [sic] apartment in Munich on May 2 1945.” The copy is bound in red leather, and the auction house estimates the book’s value to begin from $12,000 to $15,000.
“Common trade edition copies of Mein Kampf have been touted as being Hitler’s personal copy — this particular relic is of the best quality and with the most solid provenance,” the auction listing states. Other items that belonged to Hitler are also up for sale in the World War I-themed auction.