Connecticut auction house stands to make $200,000
off writings of Nazi war criminal Joseph Goebbels
An auction house in Stamford, Connecticut will soon be making serious money off the early work of one of history's most notorious mass murderers: Nazi minister Joseph Goebbels.
Alexander Historical Auctions will be selling off a collection of "love letters, school papers and dramatic works" written by Goebbels during his youth.
The ghoulish-looking Goebbels was one of Hitler's closest advisors and served as the dictator's propaganda minister for most of the Nazi regime. He was one of the last Nazis to remain at Hitler's side until the bitter end, killing himself and his family just a day after the Fuehrer's suicide.
While the auction house claims the materials provide important historical and psychological insight into the Nazi leader, it also stands to make an estimated $200,000 from the sale of the documents.
Needless to say, this has caused no small amount of controversy, particularly as the same auction house recently made a substantial profit from selling the diaries of Nazi war criminal Joseph Mengele.
Rosensaft also mentioned the possibility that neo-Nazis might purchase the documents in order to build "a shrine" to Goebbels.
He would prefer, he said, for the materials to be donated to an archive where they can be accessed, free of charge, for the purposes of historical research.
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