Mein Kampf, meaning "My Struggle" or "My Battle" in German, is the title of a book authored by Adolf Hitler. Hitler wrote the first edition of the book while imprisoned for his role in the 1923 Beer Hall Putsch, a failed coup attempt. In this book, Hitler tells his life story and lays out his political ideas and philosophy, including his atheism and evolutionism. Among the beliefs that Hitler expressed in his book were the notions of "racial purity" and a "Master Race" of Aryans. When Hitler rose to power in Germany as the head of the National Socialist Workers Party or "Nazis", his book Mein Kampf became the "bible" of the Nazis. Hitler as the leader of Germany put his ideas into practice by exterminating millions of non-Aryans and attacking and conquering other nations to expand the homeland to provide more "lebensraum", or living space, for the Aryans.
Here is a list of quotes from Mein Kampf:
"I had excellent opportunity to intoxicate myself with the solemn splendor of the brilliant church festivals. As was only natural, the abbot seemed to me, as the village priest had once seemed to my father, the highest and most desirable ideal."
-Volume 1, Chapter 1
"All in all, this whole period of winter 1919-20 was a single struggle to strengthen confidence in the victorious might of the young movement and raise it to that fanaticism of faith which can move mountains."
-Volume 1, Chapter 12
"Anyone who dares to lay hands on the highest image of the Lord commits sacrilege against the benevolent creator of this miracle and contributes to the expulsion from paradise."
-Volume 2, Chapter 1
"For God's will gave men their form, their essence and their abilities. Anyone who destroys His work is declaring war on the Lord's creation, the divine will."
-Volume 2, Chapter 10
"For this, to be sure, from the child's primer down to the last newspaper, every theater and every movie house, every advertising pillar and every billboard, must be pressed into the service of this one great mission, until the timorous prayer of our present parlor patriots: 'Lord, make us free!' is transformed in the brain of the smallest boy into the burning plea: 'Almighty God, bless our arms when the time comes; be just as thou hast always been; judge now whether we be deserving of freedom; Lord, bless our battle!'"
-Volume 2, Chapter 13
- English translation of Mein Kampf, from Project Gutenberg Australia