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Hitler’s wristwatch sold for $1.1m

A wristwatch reportedly was the Nazi leader Adolf Hitler sold for $1.1 million at an auction in the US, the BBC reported.

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An anonymous bidder bought the antique timepiece that has the initials AH engraved on it. A swastika can be seen on the dial of the Huber watch.

Jewish leaders had condemned the auction before the auction at Alexander’s historic auctions in Maryland. Later, 34 leaders signed an open letter that termed the sale “repugnant”.

Adolf Hitler, at the head of Nazi Germany, organized the massacre of six million Jewish people.

The product catalog mentions that the watch must have been presented to Hitler in 1933 when he became the chancellor of the country.

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There were other items up for auction, like Hitler’s wife’s dress.

The chairman of the European Jewish Association, Rabbi Menachem Margolin, stated that these articles helped those who idealize the Nazi party and what it represented.

The museum on the other hand says the sale was about preserving history and the items sold were given to Holocaust museums.

While the auction house valued $2m at $4m, the watch fetched just over $1m, Deutsche Welle reported.

 

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