Hitler’s watch sold for $1.1 million in Maryland auction. world News

A Maryland auction house has sold a wristwatch that once belonged to Adolf Hitler for $1.1 million.

The Alexander Historical Auction in Chesapeake City estimated the value of between $2 and $4 million, describing the watch as “a World War II relic of historical proportions”.

News outlets report that Jewish leaders and others objected to the sale this week, saying it had no historical value.

Auction house president Bill Panagopulos defended the auction, saying the buyer is a European Jew.

The watch has initials AH and a swastika. The auction house said a French soldier who was in the first unit to arrest Hitler at his Berchtesgaden retreat in May 1945 confiscated it as spoils of war.

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