Hitler's Personal Copy of 'Mein Kampf' to Be Auctioned

The book has an estimated value of $12,000 to $15,000, but it is expected to sell for more.

Adam Jones, Ph.D.

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.