Report: Kim Jong-un Asked for ‘Mein Kampf’

    (FILES) This file picture taken on July 6, 2012 by North Korean official Korean Central News Agency and released on July 9 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C), accompanied by a young woman (L), enjoying a demonstration performance given by the newly organized Moranbong band in Pyongyang. North Korean state television on July 25, 2012 confirmed that leader Kim Jong-Un is married and named his wife as Ri Sol-Ju, South Korea's unification ministry said. South Korea's unification ministry said it appeared that Ri was the woman who has been pictured several times at Kim's side at public events in recent weeks. AFP PHOTO / KCNA via KNS / FILES    ---EDITORS NOTE--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS        (Photo credit should read KNS/AFP/GettyImages)


    What kind of gift does a dictator give his senior officials for his own birthday? Copies of another famous dictator’s manifesto, of course. According to the North Korean news organization New Focus International, which gets its information from volunteer citizens and North Korean defectors, Kim Jong-un distributed copies of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf to high-ranking officials for his birthday back in January. The Nazi leader’s memoir was meant not as an endorsement of Hitler’s party but as a historic example of the simultaneous military and economic development Kim seeks for his own country. A source told New Focus: “Mentioning that Hitler managed to rebuild Germany in a short time following its defeat in World War One, Kim Jong-un issued an order for the Third Reich to be studied in depth and asked that practical applications be drawn from it.”

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