MYSTERY BIDDER PAYS $676,000 FOR NAZI ITEMS IN AUCTION:

A man from Argentina paid more than $676,000 this weekend for personal belongings of Adolf Hitler and Hermann Goering.

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Adolf Hitler after surviving the July 20, 1944 assassination attempt

According to Reuters, the anonymous buyer showed up at Hermann Historica’s auction in Germany clad in dark clothes and a baseball cap and spent $312,000 alone on what is believed to be one of Hitler’s last uniform jackets.

Other items auctioned were a pair of Hitler’s pants, his X-rays after the July 1944 assassination attempt and the brass container that contained the cyanide Goering took while awaiting execution at Nuremberg.

The Argentinian bidder paid $47,500 for an aviator watch that belonged to Goering, and some of his silk underwear for $3,400

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Hermann Goering stands trial for his crimes at Nuremberg

The auction, titled “Hitler and the Nazi grandees – a look into the abyss of evil,” was closed to the press, but the German tabloid Bild sent an undercover reporter to the event, according to a Reuters report.

The 169 items auctioned belonged to the late John K. Lattimer, a U.S. army doctor who was the general medical officer during the Nuremberg trials. The mystery buyer took 56 of the 169 items, for which he paid approximately $676,000.

The buyer used the number “888,” Reuters said, evoking the neo-Nazi code “88” that represents “H”, the eighth letter of the alphabet and stands for “Heil Hitler.”

The Guardian also said that the Central Council of Jews in Germany filed an attempt to cancel the auction, saying it was “scandalous and disgusting” to make money from Nazi relics.



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One thought on “MYSTERY BIDDER PAYS $676,000 FOR NAZI ITEMS IN AUCTION

  • Peter Kubicek says:

    I fully agree that it is disgusting and scandalous to make money from selling Nazi relics. A sale of that type ought to have been cancelled.

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