Adolf Hitler’s book “Mein Kampf” is back and appearing on stage in Weimar.
Written by Hitler from prison following a failed coup, “Mein Kampf” became a bestseller in Nazi Germany. He wrote a second volume, “The National Socialist Movement,” at the turn of the year 1926-27.
“Mein Kampf,” published 90 years ago by Munich publisher Franz Eher, has been banned in Germany since the end of World War II. The ban will expire at the end of this year.
Now, a German drama company, the Rimini Protokoll, has created a discursive piece about the book for a theater in Weimar, called “Adolf Hitler: Mein Kampf.”
Under the direction of theater producers Helgard Haug and Daniel Wetzel, the stage presentation aims to explore how the taboo book achieved its almost mythical status.
It uses a handful of people, like a young Israeli journalist and a Turkish rapper, who talk about how they came to encounter the book in their lives.