Hitler’s Underwear Sells For $6,700 At Auction by the Forward

Hitler’s Underwear Sells For $6,700 At Auction

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An anonymous buyer in the U.S. has bought a pair of Adolf Hitler’s underwear for £5,000 (around 6,700), Metro reported.

The auctioneer, Bill Panagopoulos of Alexander Historical Auctions in Chesapeake City, Md., said that he ruled out selling the underwear to a neo-Nazi.

“We’ve sold underwear belonging to Eva Braun before, but never any belonging to Hitler himself,” Panagopoulos said. “I think this is the first pair to come to market.”

The pair have a 39-inch waist, and have Hitler’s initials monogrammed on them. They were reportedly found in an Austrian hotel that Hitler stayed at in April 1938—less than a month after Germany annexed Austria.

The underwear had been kept at the hotel for nearly 80 years, and remain in good condition.

“They were as clean as if they had just come back from the cleaners,” Panagopoulos said.

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Hitler’s Underwear Sold For $6,700 At Auction

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