Hitler tax return to be auctioned off

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January 29, 2018 15:53
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King Victor Emanuel III, (R) Adolf Hitler (C) and Benito Mussolini (L)

King Victor Emanuel III, (R) Adolf Hitler (C) and Benito Mussolini (L) watch fascist troops march past from a balcony in central Rome in this 1941 television file footage.. (photo credit: REUTERS TV)

 
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For the ghoulish curiosity seekers and collectors, artifacts once belonging to Adolf Hitler are often hot ticket items at auctions.

And that is apparently true even of his tax return.

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According to gossip site TMZ, someone is auctioning off Hitler’s 1926 tax return, where he shows an income of 2,487 Reichsmarks.

According to TMZ, the item is being auctioned off by MomentsinTime.com, though it is not publicly listed on its site. The website said the lowest bid for the document would be $125,000.

Although the market for Hitler memorabilia might not be as hot as you think.

Earlier this month, an auction house in Scottsdale, Arizona, tried to sell a 1939 Mercedes- Benz once used by the genocidal maniac.

According to The Arizona Republic, the car failed to sell “after a $7 million bid didn’t meet the anonymous seller’s undisclosed minimum price.”



Earlier, the auction house had promised that 10% of proceeds from the sale would benefit The Simon Wiesenthal Center.

“Presenting such a historically momentous artifact for sale obviously comes with serious responsibilities,” said John Kruse of Worldwide Auctioneers.

Over the years all sorts of bizarre Hitler artifacts have been bought and sold, including a toilet from his yacht, an old uniform, one of his paintings, and even strands of his hair.

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