Hitler’s personal copy of ‘Mein Kampf’ to be auctioned
Menu JTA Search

Hitler’s personal copy of ‘Mein Kampf’ to be auctioned

Historic copies of Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" are displayed during the book launch of a new critical edition at the Institut fuer Zeitgeschichte in Munich, Germany, Jan. 8, 2016. (Johannes Simon/Getty Images)

Historic copies of Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” are displayed at a Munich institute during the book launch of a new critical edition, Jan. 8, 2016.
(Johannes Simon/Getty Images)

(JTA) — Adolf Hitler’s personal copy of his autobiography “Mein Kampf” is set to be auctioned off.

The red leather-bound book will put be on the block by Alexander Historical Auctions at the Maryland Auction House in Chesapeake City on March 17-18. The book has an estimated value of $12,000 to $15,000, but it is expected to sell for more.

Other personal items owned by Hitler will be among the approximately 1,000 World War I and World War II relics in the sale, according to the local CBS affiliate WJZ.

The copy of “Mein Kampf” was found in Hitler’s apartment and bears the signatures of the American soldiers who found it, auctioneer Bill Panagopulos told WJZ. It had been kept by one of the soldiers’ daughters until recently, The Associated Press reported.