Mein Kampf Book Analysis
With over 60 million lives lost, World War Two was known as the most destructive war in history. What could cause such a catastrophic disaster to occur? The blame for this war lies heavily on the infamous Adolf Hitler, the leader of the Nazis. His influence on Germany was immense but he started off as an unknown political figure. Through the release of Mein Kampf, Hitler was able to spread his radical views to the rest of Germany and lead them down a path of destruction. Mein Kampf is known as a book that changed the world, its explosive contents managed to throw an entire planet into war. There is a variety of ways to analyse the content and background revolving around this book.
Published in 1925, Mein Kampf was written as a book that functioned both as an autobiography and a political exposition. The intent of this book was to share Hitler’s political ideology throughout Germany and to convince the population that they can take action against the Jews and the other inferior people that were highlighted in the reading. The book is filled with evidence of Hitler’s parasitic view of Jews and his bitter attitude towards Germany’s failure in World War One. Hitler discusses three main …show more content…
Being written at the time, place, and by a major German player, Mein Kampf is an excellent primary source. Mein Kampf is the first documented proof of Hitler hinting towards a genocidal future. Mein Kempf left a legacy throughout the world. Even in modern times its controversial as to whether or not Mein Kempf should be banned. Being a form of propaganda, it is believed that although Hitler’s career is over it does not mean Mein Kampf cannot continue to poison the minds of future generations. In my opinion, I believe Mein Kampf was only effective in post-World War One. Many of the values challenged in the book are not applicable now with our modern knowledge of race and