Laura Ingraham's Brother Says Father Kept Hitler Book 'Mein Kampf' on Shelf

Laura Ingraham's brother has revealed their father kept a copy of Mein Kampf on the family's living room shelf, vowing he "cannot stay quiet" about their shared past.

Curtis Ingraham, a self-described "sibling fact-checker," is known for speaking out against his conservative Fox News host sister.

"My father was a Nazi sympathizer. There was a copy of Mein Kampf on the living room bookshelf," Curtis told host Ben Meiselas while appearing on the MeidasTouch Podcast Tuesday.

The pair had been discussing Curtis' increasingly vocal stance against his sister in response to what they perceived to be an escalation in her attacks against public figures.

BREAKING: Laura Ingraham was raised by Nazi sympathizer father, brother sayspic.twitter.com/9sJqEcgCzN

— The MeidasTouch Podcast (@MeidasTouchPod) August 17, 2021

"What's scary is that it's escalating," Meiselas notes. "And you've become more outspoken about this because of her stance on COVID, attacking Dr. Fauci .... It went from, as you stated, this is the Nazi creed, right? First they came for so and so, then they came for so and so and then they came for me... was there roots of the pathology growing up?"

"I think the pathology comes from familial soil," Curtis responds. "He [their father] was abusive. He was an alcoholic. So we are in a family of anger. Anger, abuse. And I think that is what has happened to my sister.

"I cannot stay quiet. We have history in common. And I know things about her that, I mean, I have to reveal the hypocrisy going on," the former banker adds.

Although Curtis does not hold back in calling his sister a "spin artist" who he believes shares a "very similar" mindset with Trump, he also acknowledges the pair were "very very close" at one time.

Vastly different political views have since fragmented the pair, resulting in bad blood between the siblings for many years.

It's not the first time Curtis has raised their family history as an explanation for his sister's behavior, writing in an August 2018 tweet: "We grew up with an abusive, alcoholic father who was a Nazi sympathizer. Like father like daughter?! This was the familial soil that gave bloom to my sister's anger."

The elder sibling has regularly and openly criticized his sister, whose political views differ greatly from his own.

We grew up with an abusive, alcoholic father who was a Nazi sympathizer. Like father like daughter?! This was the familial soil that gave bloom to my sister's anger.

— Curtis Ingraham (@CurtisIngraham1) August 9, 2018

My sister is pathetic! Criticizing Dr. Fauci?! What is your expertise exactly Laura beyond spinning lies and conspiracies?

Apologies Dr. Fauci and huge thanks!!! @NIAIDNews @IngrahamAngle https://t.co/Tnn3AtjfjV

— Curtis Ingraham (@CurtisIngraham1) January 25, 2021

In January, he called his sister "pathetic" for criticizing Dr. Anthony Fauci on Twitter.

The Fox News host had shared an article about Fauci discussing the deadliness of the new strain of COVID-19 found in the U.K. and said: "Dr. Doom is back."

Curtis retweeted his sister, writing: "My sister is pathetic! Criticizing Dr. Fauci?! What is your expertise exactly Laura beyond spinning lies and conspiracies? Apologies Dr. Fauci and huge thanks!!!"

In February 2020, Laura shared an article about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to San Francisco's Chinatown to Twitter where she criticized her "impeachment messaging," to which Curtis responded: "Laura, leave it to you to describe the truth and facts supporting the articles of impeachment as messaging.

"That is what you do every night as you attack and smear those true Americans defending our democracy. Do you get my message?"

Curtis also lashed out at his sister in September 2019 when the TV host compared Greta Thunberg and other youth climate activists to Stephen King's Children of the Corn. He shared an article about Laura's comments and said: "Clearly my sister's paycheck is more important than the world her three adopted kids will inherit.

"I can no longer apologize for a sibling who I no longer recognize. I can and will continue to call out the monstrous behavior and the bully commentary born out of anger."

Clearly my sister’s paycheck is more important than the world her three adopted kids will inherit. I can no longer apologize for a sibling who I no longer recognize. I can and will continue to call out the monstrous behavior and the bully commentary born out of anger. https://t.co/afrSuraQqt

— Curtis Ingraham (@CurtisIngraham1) September 24, 2019
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Laura Ingraham delivers a speech on the third day of the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. Alex Wong/Getty Images