Nazi vase surrendered to authorities after public plea

October 20, 2007 08:39


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A vase that was a gift to Adolf Hitler was turned over to investigators, who are rounding up a collection of Nazi artifacts stolen from a Utah storage unit in 2005, authorities said. The vase was one of five items stolen in that burglary. Three other items were confiscated this week from an antiques dealer, who had been approached by a man who wanted to sell them. The items apparently were taken from Hitler's "Eagle's Nest" mountain home in the Bavarian Alps by an American soldier during World War II. The soldier's son found the collection after his father died and put everything in storage. The green, ceramic vase is ringed with a band of swastikas and German accolades to Hitler, including "for the chancellor." The vase also has the date 1933, the year the Nazis were elected and Hitler's reign began.

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