Hitler's sheet and pillow case goes up for sale

Publié le par The Guardian Steven Morris

The dictator's linen, embroidered with a swastika and his initials, set to fetch up to £3,000 at auction in Bristol.

Adolf Hitler with Eva Braun. Their housekeeper kept a lot of their belongings safe from looters after their death

Adolf Hitler with Eva Braun. Their housekeeper kept a lot of their belongings safe from looters after their death

Two pieces of Adolf Hitler's bed linen are expected to fetch up to £3,000 when they are auctioned.

The single bed sheet and pillow case are embroidered with an image of an eagle perched on a swastika and also feature the dictator's initials. They are said to have come from Hitler's apartment in Munich and are being sold by auctioneers Dreweatts in Bristol on Tuesday.

Dreweatts' militaria specialist Malcolm Claridge said: "It is extremely rare to find pieces of Hitler's bed linen embroidered with his personal motif and monogram coming to the market.

"These items were bought in Germany by a private collector some years ago.

"After Hitler and Eva Braun committed suicide in 1945, his housekeeper Anni Winter removed a lot of personal items from his Prinzregentenstrasse apartment to save them from looters.

"In recent years, a lot of Hitler's personal possessions have begun to surface on the auction market – particularly in Germany.

"We have put an estimate of £2,000 to £3,000 on Hitler's bed linen and we've already received a lot of interest."

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