No tak­ers at auc­tion for Hitler’s paint­ings

Tampa Bay Times - - Nation & World -

Five wa­ter­col­ors at­trib­uted to Nazi dic­ta­tor Adolf Hitler from his early days as a strug­gling artist failed to sell at auc­tion in the south­ern Ger­man city of Nurem­berg, pos­si­bly over fears they could be fakes. The Nurem­berger

Nachrichten news­pa­per re­ported Sun­day that no bids were re­ceived on the paint­ings, which had start­ing prices of be­tween $21,500 and $50,900. Three days be­fore Satur­day’s auc­tion, pros­e­cu­tors seized 63 other paint­ings at­trib­uted to Hitler from the auc­tion house to in­ves­ti­gate al­le­ga­tions they were fakes. In Ber­lin last month, pros­e­cu­tors seized three other Hitler wa­ter­col­ors af­ter a com­plaint ques­tion­ing their au­then­tic­ity.

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