It was a collector’s dream come true. The personal artifacts of a certain Mr. Adolf Hitler, well known for his atrocities against millions were to be auctioned. The personal effects included a Hitler Youth badge encrusted with diamonds and rubies, given to the dictator in 1942, with an expected price of €22,000 ($30,000).
Also included in the auction were a silver cigarette case that was monogrammed with the initials of Hitler (a bit strange since he was known to never smoke). The case, which was nevertheless owned by the mass murderer is still meant to have an initial bid for €10,000.
However, no one knows the status of the auction. there have been accusations that the auction house is publicising the Fuhrer in order to drive up the prices of the personal effects. As a result, the auction has now gone low profile. We expect however that it shall still go on as planned – though as late as last night, there have been speculations that the auction might be abandoned.
Other items that would have come under the hammer were items of cutlery with A.H. monograms for €1800, as well as a fob watch starting from €10,000.
Jewish groups have protested loudly against the auction. The auction house had already put up a requirement that buyers would use the purchased items for educational purposes only; whatever that may mean.
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