A personal copy of Hitler’s National Socialist tome Mein Kampf has gone on sale, with the book expecting to fetch more than £60,000 at auction.
The 1932 version of the Fuhrer’s “struggle”, which set out his future vision for the Reich, was discovered in his Munich lodgings following his suicide in 1945.
The book was first published in 1925, following Hitler’s arrest and imprisonment two years earlier for the failed uprising that became known as the Munich Beer Hall Putsch.
Hitler and Mussolini during the Second World War
'This item is special as it's the only copy of Mein Kampf that belonged to Hitler - and although controversial and evil, he changed the world,” said Gottlieb.
'I am acutely aware of the controversial nature of some of the things I sell but controversial or not, they're a part of history and shunning them is like shunning the history they represent.
'For some, a museum or a book does it, but for me, I have to hold an artifact in my hands - they're like little time machines.'
The web auction ends on Saturday evening.