THE ERNST HANFSTAENGL COLLECTION OF

ADOLF HITLER'S MEIN KAMPF

1930,1931&1932 EDITIONS COMING FROM THE LIBRARY OF AND CONTAINING THE BOOKPLATE OF

ONE OF ADOLF HITLER's CLOSE FRIENDS FROM THE 1920's

Ernst Hanfstaengl with Adolf Hitler and Hermann Göring

All three books (1930,1931&1932) are in very good condition

The 1930 Edition

Ernst Franz Sedgwick Hanfstaengl (2 February 1887 – 6 November 1975) was a German-American businessman and intimate friend of Adolf Hitler. He eventually fell out of favor with Hitler, however, and defected from Nazi Germany to the United States. He later worked for Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Ernst Hanfstaengl, nicknamed "Putzi", was born in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, the son of a German art publisher, Edgar Hanfstaengl, and an American mother. He spent most of his early years in Germany and later moved to the United States. Returning to Germany in 1922, he was living in his native Bavaria when he first heard Hitler speak in a Munich beer hall.[4] A fellow member of the Harvard Hasty Pudding club who worked at the U.S. Embassy asked Hanfstaengl to assist a military attaché sent to observe the political scene in Munich. Just before returning to Berlin the attaché, Captain Truman Smith, suggested that Hanfstaengl go to a Nazi rally as a favor and report his impressions of Hitler. Hanfstaengl was so fascinated by Hitler that he soon became one of his most intimate followers, although he did not formally join the Nazi Party until 1931. "What Hitler was able to do to a crowd in 2½ hours will never be repeated in 10,000 years," Hanfstaengl said. "Because of his miraculous throat construction, he was able to create a rhapsody of hysteria. In time, he became the living unknown soldier of Germany."
Hanfstaengl introduced himself to Hitler after the speech and began a close friendship and political association that would last through the 1920s and early 1930s. After participating in the failed Munich Beer Hall Putsch in 1923, Hanfstaengl briefly fled to Austria, while the injured Hitler sought refuge in Hanfstaengl's home in Uffing, outside of Munich. Hanfstaengl's wife, Helene, allegedly dissuaded Hitler from committing suicide when the police came to arrest him. For much of the 1920s, Hanfstaengl introduced Hitler to Munich high-society and helped polish his image. He also helped to finance the publication of Hitler's Mein Kampf, and the NSDAP's official newspaper, the Völkischer Beobachter (People's Observer). Hitler was the godfather of Hanfstaengl's son Egon. Hanfstaengl composed both Brownshirt and Hitler Youth marches patterned after his Harvard football songs and, he later claimed, devised the chant "Sieg Heil". Included among Hanfstaengl's friends during this period were Hanns Heinz Ewers and fellow Nazi Party worker and journalist Kurt Lüdecke. As the NSDAP consolidated its power, several disputes arose between Hanfstaengl and Germany's Propaganda Minister, Joseph Goebbels. Hanfstaengl was removed from Hitler's staff in 1933. He and Helene divorced in 1936. Hanfstaengl fell completely out of Hitler's favor after he was denounced by Unity Mitford, a close friend of both the Hanfstaengls and Hitler. In 1942, Hanfstaengl was turned over to the U.S. and worked for President Roosevelt's "S-Project", revealing information on approximately 400 Nazi leaders. He provided 68 pages of information on Hitler alone, including personal details of Hitler's private life, and he helped Professor Henry Murray, the Director of the Harvard Psychological Clinic, and psychoanalyst Walter C. Langer and other experts to create a report for the OSS, in 1943, designated the "Analysis of the Personality of Adolph Hitler". In 1944, Hanfstaengl was handed back to the British, who repatriated him to Germany at the end of the war. William Shirer, a CBS journalist who resided in Nazi Germany until 1940 and was in frequent contact with Hanfstaengl, described him as an "eccentric, gangling man, whose sardonic wit somewhat compensated for his shallow mind." [source: Wikipedia]

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Offered for sale is the

THE ERNST HANFSTAENGL COLLECTION OF

ADOLF HITLER'S MEIN KAMPF

1930,1931&1932 EDITIONS COMING FROM THE LIBRARY OF AND CONTAINING THE BOOKPLATE OF ONE OF ADOLF HITLER's CLOSE FRIENDS FROM THE 1920's

Adolf Hitler's autobiography and political manifest. The books that are offered for sale originally stood in the personal library of Ernst Hanfstaengl, a close friend of Hitler in the 1920's who participated in the failed 9 November 1923 Putsch and he gave Adolf Hitler refuge in his house after the Putsch! The books were bought directly from the Hanfstaengl estate and the buyer will receive a copy of the original Bill of Sale where these books are listed. All three copies of the so called 'Volksausgabe' or People's Edition have his bookplate (see two of them below) and all three are in very good condition. They were published in 1930, 1931 and 1932 by Central Publishing House of the NSDAP, Franz Eher, Nachf. in Munich, Germany. We believe that he had these copies to go through them carefully to compare and track possible changes between editions. We would like to see them staying together. Full money back guarantee for authenticity and that these books are from the Ernst Hanfstaengl library.

The 1931 Edition

The 1932 Edition

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ADOLF HITLER'S MEIN KAMPF

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