Mein Kampf

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The 1934 Belgian edition.

Adolf Hitler's infamous autobiography combined with an exposition of Hitler's political ideology. Written while imprisoned and published prior to his rise to power, "My Struggle" is one the best selling and most banned books in the modern era. A sequel was dictated and made but never released


Tropes used in Mein Kampf include:
  • All There in the Manual: Much of Hitler's plans for Germany and Europe were contained within, making it a twisted Cassandra Truth.
  • Author Tract: It's Hitler's longwinded rants about his views in prose format.
  • Author Filibuster / Doorstopper: Not a particularly well written or inspiring work of literature.
  • Bowdlerise: The first English translation removed some of the more anti-Semitic and militaristic statements. A more faithful one was released later but it lost a copyright lawsuit.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: Jewish People Are The Source Of All Bad In The World: The Tract.
  • Democracy Is Bad: Hitler disparages the concept in the text, considering it a majority rule by many easily misguided weak people, instead favoring strong rule by one forceful personality.
  • Greedy Jew: Whom Hitler lays the blame for most of the ills of the world.
  • Ideological Screed: Hitler's blueprint for what he would do in World War II, to be exact.
  • Master Race: The Germans, at least Hitler's idealized portrait of them, were this according to him.
  • Nazi Protagonist: It's written from Hitler's POV, this is a given.
  • Patriotic Fervor: While the prose is turgid, it otherwise is a cheer-leading screed aimed at promoting this in the Germans as a national concept.
  • Red Scare: Hitler have hardly anything nice to say about communism and goes on at length about how bad it is.
  • Short Title: Long Elaborate Subtitle: The original intended title was Four and a Half Years (of Struggle) Against Lies, Stupidity and Cowardice
  • Ubermensch: Germans are considered this according to Hitler.