The Institute of Contemporary History of Munich (IfZ) said about 85,000 copies of the new annotated version of his antisemitic manifesto had been sold since its release last January. The IfZ had initially planned to print only 4,000 copies but increased production because of demand. The sixth print run will hit bookstores later in January.
Yes, the younger generation of Germans is purchasing copies of Hitler's "Mein Kamp". The younger generation of Germans does not remember firsthand the horrors brought about by Adolf Hitler and the holocaust. They are also living in a time of rising right-wing populism that would make these views more attractive.
Germany has been under this impression that they're the bad guys for HOW LONG? Any time someone thinks or talks about Germany it almost always ends up with Hitler and the Nazis. The older generations were kind of taught to accept it. The younger generation is more rebellious. It's only natural to feel resentful, especially when... Ya know... You're being portrayed as the most evil thing ever devised in human history.
I say, LET EM. After looking into it mein kamp never actually said "kill the Jews". It more or less said separate from them. And for the most part modern day Nazi's don't seem to be violent. National socialism, like any government, could be a good thing or a bad thing for a nation.
I say, let em.
It is not the young people that are buying Mein Kamp, because they have studied history. Young people are afraid of reliving the problems of the past and they don't know what to do. Young people in general don't buy a lot of books. They prefer to read things on the Internet. it is the older generation reliving Hitler.
No, I do not believe it is the younger generation that is behind the surge of Mein Kamp purchases in Germany. It is wrong to speculate who is purchasing these copies without knowing more details. This could very well be any demographic and be fueled by current political action in the world.