Sunday, November 23, 2014

Watercolor painting by Adolf Hitler auctioned off for $161,000 in Nuremberg

Watercolor painting of Munich's old city hall, believed to have been painted by Adolf Hitler in 1914, has been sold for ($161,000 at an auction in Germany to an anonymous buyer from the Middle East.

A watercolor painting of Munich's old city hall, which is believed to have been painted by Adolf Hitler in 1914, has been auctioned off for $161,000 at an auction in Germany to an anonymous buyer from the Middle East. The painting is entitled “Standesamt und Altes Rathaus Muenchen” (Civil Registry Office and Old Town Hall of Munich). It was sold at the Weidler auction house in Nuremberg, the site of the post-war Nuremberg Trials in 1945 and 1946.

The watercolor painting was sold along with the original bill of sale and a signed letter from Hitler's adjutant, Albert Bormann. The text of the undated Bormann letter states that the art in question appears to be "one of the works of the Fuehrer."