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Bedtime with Hitler: Nazi leader’s linen for sale in controversial auction
Global Times | November 30, 2011 20:38
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Two pieces of Adolf Hitler's personalized bed linen, complete with swastikas and the Nazi leader's initials, are together expected to fetch up to 3,000 pounds ($4,700) at a sale in Britain next week.

A single white bedsheet and pillowcase embroidered with the image of an eagle perched on a swastika inside a circle, flanked by the initials, will be sold by auctioners Dreweatts in the southwestern English city of Bristol on December 6.

"It is extremely rare to find pieces of Hitler's bed linen embroidered with his personal motif and monogram coming onto the market," said Dreweatts specialist Malcolm Claridge.

"After Hitler and Eva Braun committed suicide in 1945, his housekeeper Anni Winter removed a lot of personal items to save them from looters," Claridge said.

"In recent years, a lot of Hitler's personal possessions have begun to surface on the auction market - particularly in Germany," he added.

"We have put an estimate of 2,000 to 3,000 pounds on Hitler's bed linen and we've already received a lot of interest."

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