Paintings attributed to Hitler to be auctioned

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August 21, 2009 14:44

 
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Three watercolors depicting rural scenes and attributed to Adolf Hitler will come under the hammer next month, a German auction house said Friday. The Weidler Auction House said that "White Church in the Wachau" and two other paintings attributed to the Nazi dictator were expected to fetch a five-digit sum on Sept. 5. Two other watercolors signed by Hitler fetched €18,000 ($25,637) and €14,000 at an auction in April. A seller in Vienna was offering the three latest watercolors. The paintings are dated from 1910-1911 when Hitler himself lived in the Austrian capital as a struggling artist, and is believed to have painted several hundred works.

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