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‘Hitler’ paintings fail to sell at Germany auction
Five paintings attributed to Adolf Hitler failed to find buyers at an auction on Saturday held amid anger at the sale of Nazi memorabilia.
High starting prices of between ¤19,000 and ¤45,000 ($21,000 and $50,000) and lingering suspicions about the authenticity of the artworks were thought to have scared off potential buyers.
The Weidler auction house did not comment on the reasons for the failure but said the paintings could yet be sold at a later date. Nuremberg’s mayor Ulrich Maly had earlier condemned the sale as being “in bad taste”.
NEPAL CELEBRATES BASANT PANCHAMI: A girl writes on the wall of a Saraswati temple in Kathmandu as Nepal celebrated Shreepanchami festival dedicated to Goddess Saraswati on Sundaydid not make any immediate comment when contacted.