From 1920-1929 Adolf Hitler lived in the Thierschstraße 41 where he had rented a small bedroom
before he moved to a luxurious apartment at the “Prinzregentenplatz” in Munich. Not far away in the Thierschstraße 11-15 was the “Franz Eher Nachf. Verlag” which fell into the hands of the “Nationalsozialistischen Arbeiterverein (NSDAV)” 1920.
Main assignment was the publishing of NAZI propaganda newspaper “Völkischer Beobachter”. As Hitler was the head of the NSDAV 1921 he had unlimited influence on the publisher. Even after the “Hitlerputsch” (attemptet revolution in Munich, “Marsch auf die Feldherrnhalle” 1923) the editor could work without restrictions.
Much of the book was written by Hitler while he was in prison in “Landsberg” 1923 – 1924 (Justizvollzugsanstalt Landsberg).
Later a memorial oak tree (“Hitlereiche” like at other places ) was planted next to the prison, visible from Hitlers cell. Sheila could not find out if it is still there.
This was not Hitlers first time in prison, he had to do time in Stadelheim 1922 before. He did his time here in legendary cell 70 from June to July 1922 for breach of the peace.
The editor successfully published Hitlers “Mein Kampf” (1925/27) in growing numbers providing a good income for Adolf Hitler. Under Hitler and his chosen manager Amann the Franz Eher Nachf. Verlag became the biggest publisher in Europe as more and more of the press was pressed under the control of that company.
With the income of the book Hitler could move to a much bigger and expensive place at the Prinzregentenplatz:
The book “Mein Kampf” appears in a famous Disney film “Der Fuehrer’s Face” . Sheila is a long time big fan of Donald Duck and Adolf Hitler surprisingly was also a big fan of Hollywood cartoon movies at his time.
He was very happy about a present of comrad Dr. Goebbels (“he is very happy about this treasure“)
I though doubt, that he liked this one although it is the only Donald Duck film which won a Acadmy Award (1943). Here is a link to a site which offers the film for download and they say it is free and for educational purposes. Notice the wrong german in the movie then poor Donald is reprimanded as “Schweinhund” instead of “Schweinehund” in the movie.
Adolf Hitler at his time had a own movie theatre in his lodgings were he enjoyed those cartoon and other movies.
The property on the book “Mein Kampf” fell into the possession of the bavarian state after WW II and the publishing company was dissolved 1952. As the Bavarian state possessed the exclusive rights on the book “Mein Kampf” nobody was allowed to publish it for the next 70 years, though selling and owning the book was not illegal. Bavaria as owner of the rights did not reprint it.
Since today (Januar 2016) there is a new print of Mein Kampf on the market with commentations and it is on the news. It is already sold out.
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