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Monday, November 24, 2014

Hitler paintings sold nearly Rp 2 billion

Hitler paintings sold nearly Rp 2 billion

Experts generally perceive less good Hitler paintings

A watercolor painting allegedly painted by Adolf Hitler sold in an auction in Germany.
The painting was purchased for $ 161,000, or nearly 2 billion by one of the Middle East who do not want to be identified, said the auction house Weidler.
Two sisters sell pictorial painting Munich town hall estimated painted in 1914.
Their grandfather bought the painting in 1916.
Hitler painting auction was held in the city of Nuremberg, Germany.
The auction house said the bidders from four continents expressed their interest in the Hitler painting.

The seller will donate 10% of the proceeds to a charity that helps children with special needs, according to the auction house director Kathrin Weidler.
However, experts generally consider Hitler less qualified.
Sales History Hitler painting caused controversy, and was criticized by some relatives of victims of the Holocaust.

When young, Hitler tried to be an artist and wish to study at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts, but he refused.

He later became a military and political leader of Germany in 1933-1945, launching World War II and led to the deaths of millions of people, including six million Jews under Nazi rule. (BBC)

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