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Artworks by Hitler Sell at German Auction for $450, 000

Employee puts away watercolour by Hitler at auction house in Nuremberg

Paintings by Adolf Hitler were sold over the weekend at auction in Germany for nearly 400, 000 euros ($450, 000).  Although Hitler is considered to have been at best a mediocre artist, his works command high prices. Last year the same auction house sold a 1914 watercolor painting by Hitler for 129, 000 euros (£93, 000).

The world’s most evil dictator who ever lived, twice applied to the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts in the 1900s and was rejected both times.

Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) said the paintings sold on Saturday  were believed to be by Hitler.  Most of them were signed “A Hitler.” But it cautioned that “countless forgeries of exist”.

The auction was organized by Weidler Auctioneers based in Nuremberg, which said the bidders included private investors from Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, France and Germany.

The most expensive was a painting from about a century ago of King Ludwig II’s Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria,  which went to a buyer from China for 100, 000 euros (£71, 000).

A still-life of carnations, signed A Hitler, raised 72, 000 euros (£52, 000).

Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) says that Hitler paintings can be sold under German law without any Nazi symbols.

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