A watch that used to belong to Adolf Hitler was sold at auction in Maryland for $1.1 million.
Alexander Historical Auctions in Chesapeake City said the watch was a “World War II relic of historical proportions” with a value between $2 and $4 million. The auction house’s president, Bill Panagopulos, defended the auction and said the buyer is a European Jew.
Jewish leaders and others spoke out against the sale this week, saying that it didn’t have much or any historical value. Bill Panagopulos, the head of the auction house, defended the sale and said that the buyer is a European Jew.
The watch has AH and a swastika symbol on it. The auction house said that the watch was taken as war booty by a French soldier on May 4, 1945, when his unit was the first Allied force to reach Hitler’s retreat in Berchtesgaden. On April 30, 1945, the Nazi leader died in Berlin.