If you’ve always been fascinated with German History and/or have secretly admired Hitler, you may be disheartened to know that you just lost your chance to purchase a trunk of the Nazi leader’s personal items. We’re taking about the controversial auction which took place at Hermann Historica in Munich this week and sold off several of the Nazi Hero’s belongings.
While Hitler’s top hat was the most popular item on sale (fetching over $55,000), other items at the auction included a silver-plated copy of “Mein Kampf” that once belonged to senior Nazi Hermann Goering and a cocktail dress belonging to Eva Braun which went for $5,000 or almost double the expected price.
Despite its success, the auction wasn’t received well by the European Jewish Association who called it a ‘glorification of Nazism’. Commenting on it, Rabbi Menachem Margolin, the Association’s chairman said: “We believe the sale of such memorabilia has little intrinsic historical value but instead will be bought by those who glorify and seek to justify the actions of the greatest evil to affect Europe.”