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Adolf Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' Sells Out After Week on German Bookshelves



    A copy of "Hitler, Mein Kampf – A critical edition" stands on a display table in a book shop in Munich, Germany, Friday, Jan. 8, 2016.

    The first 4.000 copies of Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” have sold out in less than a week after a new version hit German bookstores, NBC News reported.

    The 2,000-page book, which is being sold for 59 euros ($64), has also reached the non-fiction bestseller list on German magazine Der Speigel.

    Publishers received 15,000 pre-orders before sales started Jan. 8, according to the Institute of Contemporary History, the government-funded research institution that produced the book. 

    This is the first time the book has gone on sale in Germany since World War II. The southern German state of Bavaria held the copyright since 1945, and blocked all reprints out of respect of Holocaust victims.