Several paintings, likely by Adolf Hitler, were put on sale in the auction in the German city of Nuremberg, CNN reports this.
“The five paintings and a wicker chair emblazoned with a swastika symbol that was also believed to have been owned by the dictator were among the items on sale at the Weidler auction house,” the report said.
One of the paintings was a watercolor depicting a mountain lake, which had a starting price of $51,000.
The auction house was also forced to remove 26 artworks from sale over authenticity concerns. The police launched the investigation into certain persons "on suspicion falsifying documents and fraudulence."
Public displays of Nazi symbols is illegal in Germany (except in certain educational or historical contexts). So, the auction house was obliged to blur out Nazi insignia and symbols in their brochure to comply with the German law.
The Weidler auction house has sold a number of alleged pictures by Hitler in recent years, the most expensive one cost $147,000 in 2014.