Auction House Sells Adolf Hitler’s Speeches For $40K

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Adolf Hitler’s handwritten notes were auctioned off in Munich on Friday, despite concerns from Jewish groups that the sales may promote neo-Nazism.

The auction house Hermann Historica maintains the sales of the manuscripts, all of which are dated before the outbreak of World War II, was legit saying they are historically important and should be kept in a museum.

epa08215301 A view at Adolf Hitler’s car in Soesterberg, The Netherlands, 13 February 2020, during the exhibition ‘He or me’. The exhibition in the National Military Museum, built around the personal stories of a Canadian soldier who landed in Europe on D-day and a German soldier, can be seen until the end of September 2021. EPA-EFE/SEM VAN DER WAL

The document is sold to an anonymous bidder for a price well above its original price.

The nine-page text describing his speech to new military officers in Berlin in 1939, about eight months before the outbreak of World War II, fetched a high price of 34,000 euros ($40,300).

A leading European Jewish organization has rejected the auction house’s decision to sell the notes, arguing that it is against logic, indecent and inhumane to put them on sale to the highest bidder.

Rabbi Menachem Margolin, head of the European Jewish Association based in Brussels, said the sale was worrying amid rising anti-Semitism in Germany.

 

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