A nearly 80 year old Adolf Hitler suit underwear was sold for $7000 at a private auction, the daily news of the city reported on Sunday.
Anonymous buyers are said to be based in the United States and are not a new Nazi or Hitler sympathizers, according to the owner of Alexander Historical Auctions.
Auctioneer Bill Panagopoulos explains that collectors often buy Hitler projects to belittle or ridicule one of the most hated people of the twentieth century.
“People tend to buy scary Hitler souvenirs or make him look like a clown, like this.””Reduce a monster, you let people laugh at him,” Panagopoulos told the subway. We used to sell underwear for Eva Braun (Hitler’s wife), but never belonged to Hitler himself. I think this is the first pair to enter the market.”
Panagopoulos details how the lingerie wound came to auction: it was some kind of stay in the park in Graz in April 1938 in Austria, before Hitler would annex the country of birth to him for about a month. The seller is a relative of the family who owns the hotel.
“They were kept in the family owned hotel, and it was very famous for nearly 80 years when we wrapped them in tissue boxes,” Panagopoulos said. “They’re as clean as if they had just returned from the laundry.”
He suspects the unidentified buyer will show his suit underwear at home. He added that suit underwear is “amazing”, before the heads of state abbreviation F u embroidery.
The auction was held a few months ago after a British auction house sold a pair of Braun’s underwear for $4000. In November, a lace purple suit underwear was said to belong to the Philip Serrell auction house at Braun auction, along with red lipstick, a gold ring and a silver box, according to deputy.
Hitler, Nazi and World War II memorabilia are often sold. In July, British spy weapons were reported to sell at the same price as Hitler’s underwear.
Earlier this year, in the Autobiography of Hitler, Mein Kampf became Germany’s best seller again, selling about 85000 copies.