Of course, this caught my eye. A major bookstore promotes Hitler's outline for the domination of the world as a 'Christmas read'. It will sell like hot cakes.Not only do I owe my life to Hitler (being the son of a British War Bride) but my father spent a Christmas in hell thanks to Herr Hitler and the Battle of Monte Cassino. I wonder if there are any signed editions.
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Waterstone's: Mein Kampf is 'perfect Christmas present'Waterstone’s, the High Street bookseller, has apologised after one of its stores recommended Mein Kampf as the “perfect present” for Christmas.
By Anita Singh
Most Waterstone's branches stock a few copies of the book, which was published in 1925 and set out Hitler's early political theoriesPhoto: REX
A copy of the Adolf Hitler book was included in a seasonal promotion at a branch in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, bearing a festive label describing it as “an essential read”.
The display was removed after a complaint from a customer. A Waterstone’s spokesman said: “A customer spotted that one shop had used a seasonal point-of-sale wraparound promoting the book as the ‘perfect present’.
“Obviously this was not an appropriate thing to say about Mein Kampf.
“We apologise for the offence caused and will communicate with all our branches at the earliest possible opportunity to remind them of the sensitivities surrounding our stocking of Mein Kampf.”
The spokesman added that most Waterstone’s branches stock a few copies of the book, which was published in 1925 and set out Hitler’s early political theories.