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Guy Opens Bible, Finds Mein Kampf.


If you frequent the Reddit Books forum, then this is old news. But, if not, hopefully you’ll find it fascinating like me.

This guy found a mint condition original Mein Kampf–you know, Hitler’s Nazi manifesto–hidden inside an old Bible.

Here’s how he explains it:

My fiancee’s Mother purchased a box of old German Bibles at a flea market. Only after inspecting the Bibles closer after purchase did she notice One of them was very different from the others.

Can you imagine the stories that Bible/Mein Kampf could tell? Sounds like some Nazi trickery from back in the day.

Look at me! I’m a nice friendly man. I have a Bible filled with Jesus things. But little do you know it actually is just the container for hateful, Nazi propaganda.

Stupid nazis.

Still, quite an amazing piece of history this guy owns.

Apparently this photo was taken in mirror mode?

Here’s the inside of the Mein Kampf (photo taken in mirror mode, presumably).

To see more of the photos, go here.

Source: Reddit Books

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  1. Amazing!

    July 31, 2013
  2. Reblogged this on Virginia the Viruliferous and commented:
    Fan-freakin’-tastic. XD

    July 31, 2013
  3. Gosh. You just never know.

    July 31, 2013
  4. The old “comic book inside a text book” gag. Bart Simpson would be proud.

    July 31, 2013
  5. Reblogged this on East Meets West.

    July 31, 2013
  6. What a find. It would be cool to trace the ownership.

    July 31, 2013
  7. Reblogged this on High School Edumacation.

    July 31, 2013
  8. I wonder who the reader was trying to impress?

    July 31, 2013
    • I would say this either happened in Germany post 1945 (when most people would have discarded their copies of “Mein Kampf”) or outside of Germany where someone was either a Nazi follower or at least interested in their ideology and didn’t want to be suspected of being a German agent.

      August 2, 2013
  9. It looks like a good deal as this book is forbidden in book stores and the guy’s mother can get more money on a free market with only one ‘official condition': publicly declared not reading it. :-)

    July 31, 2013
  10. I was flipping out when I saw this on r/books! What a find!

    August 1, 2013
  11. It would be interesting to find out what was written in the newspaper they find when you go further on with the link about more photos….

    August 1, 2013
    • If the guy posts a better photo (and especially without mirroring it), I’ll be happy to translate it.

      August 2, 2013
  12. Reblogged this on words in scarlet ink and commented:
    filed under:
    why you should always look at old books – part 8,487
    why books are never trash – part 46,913

    August 5, 2013
  13. This sound something new to me. I don’t know if I will get to read it. But it looks like over my reach.

    August 6, 2013

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