Hitler’s watch sold for $1.1m

Hitler’s watch sold for $1.1m

Hitler’s watch sold for $1.1m at the US auction

A watch that is said to be owned by Nazi Dictator Adolf Hitler is sold at $ 1.1 million at the US auction despite fear by members of the Jewish community, a media report said.

The watch made by the German Supervisory Firm Huber, having swastika and the initials AH engraved on it, was sold to anonymous bidders at Alexander’s historical auction in Maryland, according to the BBC.

The auction house that deals with historical autographs, documents, photographs, and militaria of all important conflicts and relics, says that the watch was given to Hitler on April 20, 1933, on his 44th birthday when he became the chancellor of Germany.

History of the Hitler’s watch sold for $1.1m

“The watch and its history have been studied by some of the most experienced watchmakers and military historians in the world, who all concluded that it is authentic and indeed belonged to Adolf Hitler,” said the auctioneer in his catalog of products.

It is also known that Watch was taken as a memory of war when a group of about 30 French soldiers broke into Berghof, Hitler’s Mountain Retreat on May 4, 1945.

Sergeant Robert Mignot was one of those French group members, who returned to France with a watch and sold that to his cousin, according to the auction house.

This watch remains the property of Mignot’s exclusive family and has never been offered for sale before.

Hitler’s watch sold for $1.1m at US auction.

But an open letter signed by 34 Jewish leaders described the sale as “disgusting” and asked for Nazi items to be withdrawn from the auction.

Rabbi Menachem Margolin, president of the European Jewish Association, said the transaction gave “help those who idealize what the Nazi party defended.”

In statements to the German media before the sale, the senior vice president of Alexander Historical Auctions, Mindy Greenstein, said that his goal was to save history and that most of the articles sold are kept in private collections or are donated to Holocaust museums.

“Whether the history is positive or negative, it must be there,” says Deutsche Welle.

“If you destroy history, there is no evidence that it happens”.