Adolf Hitler’s ‘surprisingly large’ boxers auctioned for $5,500

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New Delhi: What could be the highest price you will agree to pay for a pair of boxer shorts? ₹10K? ₹40K? ₹50K? Well, a monogrammed pair of boxer shorts that belonged to German dictator Adolf Hitler has been sold for whooping (for a pair of boxer shorts) US $5,500 (₹3.5lakh) at an auction in the US.

The white striped linen undershorts 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.

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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.

(With agencies input)

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