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Hitler watercolor sold for $162,000 at auction

The Associated Press
| Saturday, November 22, 2014 2:09 p.m
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A watercolour of the old registry office in Munich by former German dictator Adolf Hitler lies next to a catalog of his paintings and drawings at Weidler auction house on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in Nuremberg.

BERLIN — A watercolor of Munich’s old city hall painted by Adolf Hitler a century ago has been sold for $162,000 at an auction in Germany.

Kathrin Weidler, director of the Weider auction house in Nuremberg, said the work attracted bidders from four continents and went to a buyer from the Middle East. She declined to elaborate.

The painting, which had been expected to fetch at least $60,000, was sold by a pair of elderly sisters whose grandfather purchased it in 1916.

Hitler’s paintings surface regularly, but the auction house said the 11-by-8.5 inch scene auctioned Saturday also includes the original bill of sale and a signed letter from the Hitler’s adjutant, Albert Bormann, brother of the Nazi dictator’s private secretary Martin Bormann.

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