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Adolf Hitler’s ‘surprisingly large’ boxers sold for $5,500 at US auction

world Updated: Sep 24, 2017 14:26 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
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The boxers were left behind by him, in the Parkhotel Graz Hotel in Austria, where he stayed in 1938.(Photo: Alexander Historical Auctions )

A monogrammed pair of boxer shorts that belonged to German dictator Adolf Hitler has been sold for US $5,500 at an auction in the US.

The white striped linen under shorts are “surprisingly large”, 19 inches long, with a waist of about 39 inches and bear Hitler’s monogram: “A.H.” just to the right of the top of the fly, according to Alexander Historical Auctions in the US.

The boxers were left behind by him, in the Parkhotel Graz Hotel in Austria, where he stayed in 1938.

A notarised letter by the consignor explains that he is the grandson of the previous owners of the Parkhotel Graz where Hitler stayed April 3-4, 1938 while travelling through the country, and that these items were left behind in his suite, the auction house said.

The boxers were auctioned for US $5,500, the auction house said.

First Published: Sep 24, 2017 14:26 IST