Amazon, Walmart, Barnes & Noble Found Selling Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' With Full Nazi Blurb

A number of book stores and supermarkets have been found selling copies of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf, accompanied by a full Nazi blurb and price tag that contains a coded reference to white supremacy.

The edition of the infamous book was available online at Amazon, Walmart, Barnes and Noble and Books-A-Million, complete with a description that portrayed the Nazi leader in a positive light.

The blurb, which is still available on the Barnes And Noble and Books a Million websites, states: "This book has set a path toward a much higher understanding of the self and of our magnificent destiny as living beings part of this race on our planet.

"It shows us that we must not look at nature in terms of good or bad, but in an unfiltered manner. It describes what we must do if we want to survive as a people and as a race."

The English version of the book was translated by the Irishman James Murphy in 1939. He was paid for the translation by the National Socialist German Workers Party, the German Nazi Party.

As noted by the Huffington Post, the price of the book was also set at $14.88—a number that is significant for white supremacists. The 14 refers to the "14 Words" slogan which reads: "We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children." The 88 stands for "Heil Hitler" as H is the eighth letter of the alphabet.

Controversy surrounding the selling of the book began after a sponsored post for Walmart appeared on social media offering users to start reading their eBooks in exchange for a $10 coupon, using an image of Mein Kampf to promote the deal.

At the time of publication, Amazon and Walmart had withdrawn the version of the book with the Nazi blurb and $14.88 price tag from sale, but it was still available at Barnes and Noble and Books a Million.

"This item has no place on our website and it has been removed," a Walmart spokesperson told Business Insider.

A version of Hitler's book with the full blurb but priced at $12.88 was still available on Amazon. The online retailer, as well as Barnes and Noble and Book a Million, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

In 2000, Amazon and Barnes & Noble were criticized after they were found shipping copies of Mein Kampf to buyers in Germany, a country where it was illegal to sell, the L.A. Times reported at the time.

The republication of Mein Kampf was outlawed in Germany until 2016 when the copyright expired. An annotated version of the text then sold out after it was made available to buy in Germany for the first time in 70 years.

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A German edition of Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" (My Struggle) is pictured at the Berlin Central and Regional Library (Zentrale Landesbibliothek, ZLB) in Berlin on December 7, 2015. TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty
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