There was a recent auction of personal items worn by Hitler and his deputy, Hermann Goering. An anonymous man who claimed to be from Argentina spent an amazing US$676,000 on 56 of the 169 items at the auction. See: Source 6l Some people are outraged by the glorification of Nazi related material.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil, 'cause I'm the meanest S.O.B. in the valley. -- Unknown
I know I will be battered for my reply but that's ok. JB I see no issue in the sale of items like this. They are collectable from history and really should be in a museum some where. But as a speculator I could see buying them as a whole set of Hitler collectables will stay in value and generally increase. I am not saying that this is the mans reasons for doing so but it is the reason I do not have issues with the sell of personal items of any criminal as long as the person nor the family of the criminal financially benefits in the sale.
It would be nice to see the moneys going toward monuments and memorials for all the people Hitler abused in his camps and science research during the war.
The talk of if Hitler died or escaped Germany during WWII is back in the highlight probably because of all that recently happened with James Alex Fields Jr.. According to this site there is 'proof' that Hitler lived in Argentina and died there. Is the photo below of Hitler? See: Source 4e.
I don't know enough to say I do or don't believe this. That said, it sure sounds plausible. The man was a monster. If he managed to live out his life to old age that would be a sin.
Wasn't there an investigation into the bones they found in Germany that revealed it wasn't Hitler? Maybe the allies knew about this all along but said nothing.
It's possible but to what end? Germany was completely defeated. We put a large number of senior German officials and generals on trial. Most of them were executed. Why would we let Hitler escape? If we knew where he was I think we would have bent heaven and earth to get him. Also, Israel had a special unit to find ex Nazis and either kill them or bring them to justice. They were quite good at either. Hitler would have been at the top of that list.