Mein Kampf Success: What Happened to Adolf Hitler’s Money?

Mein Kampf made Hitler a very rich man.


While serving a sentence for high treason as a result of the failed 1923 Beer Hall Putsch, Adolf Hitler penned the first volume of "Mein Kampf" (My Struggle), his political manifesto.  

The original idea behind the book was not just to write a political tract, but also to reduce the costs of Hitler's treason trial that was set to be held in 1924. The sales of the book initially did not capture Germany's attention, however, after several attempts, it hit the market big. It was later translated into 16 different languages and had already sold around 8 million copies by the time Hitler died in 1945. It was estimated that the book had earned a million dollars each year, only in royalties. 

There is no denying that Mein Kampf brought Hitler a lot of money, probably more than he could have ever expected, let us find out what happened to his money after his death.