Mein Kampf (English translation: My Struggle), Adolf Hitler’s autobiography and National Socialist manifesto. The first volume of which, written in 1924 in Landsberg prison, was published in 1925. The second volume, written in 1925, was published in 1926.
The copyright of Mein Kampf in Europe is claimed by the Free State of Bavaria and will expire in 2015. Reproductions in Germany are authorized only for scholarly purposes and in heavily commented form. The situation is however unclear; Werner Maser comments that intellectual property cannot be confiscated and so, it still would lie in the hands of Hitler’s nephew, who, however, does not want to have anything to do with Hitler’s legacy. This situation led to contested trials in Poland and Sweden. Mein Kampf, however, is published in the U.S., as well as in other countries such as Turkey and Israel, by publishers with various political positions.