Seven decades have past since the end of the second world war but Adolf Hitler yet remains as one of the most representative figures of the modern history.
Besides politics, the totalitarian ruler of nazist Germany featured different hobbies such as writing and painting. That fact was proven recently by Nuernberg-based Weidler Auktionshaus auction house which managed to sold “The Old City Hall”, one of Hitler’s paintings, for the record amount of 130,000 euros ($162,000) to a private collector from the Middle East who was among the audience during the bidding process.
For six years he lived a miserable life in the poorest neighborhoods of the city, the only source of income being secured by painting illustrations of various buildings in Vienna, which he painted and sold in cafes.
Kathrin Weidler, the owner of the auction house was slammed for bidding the dictator’s artistic works which dates back to 1914, but she defended herself by saying that the complaints should be in fact addressed to the real owners of the painting – two German sisters, aged around 70s, whose identity was not disclosed.
Other five paintings by Adolf Hitler were previously sold for smaller amounts, ranging between 5,000 and 80,000 euros, and the vendors donated 10% of the earnings to a foundation which supports disabled children.