- Dec 12, 2007
IN A HIDDEN room in a house near Argentinas capital, police believe they have found the biggest collection of Nazi artifacts in the countrys history, including a bust relief of Adolf Hitler, magnifying glasses inside elegant boxes with swastikas and even a macabre medical device used to measure head size.
Some 75 objects were found in a collectors home in Beccar, a suburb north of Buenos Aires.
Authorities say they suspect they are originals that belonged to high-ranking Nazis in Germany during World War II.
Our first investigations indicate that these are original pieces, Argentine Security Minister Patricia Bullrich told The Associated Press, saying that some pieces were accompanied by old photographs.
This is a way to commercialise them, showing that they were used by the horror, by the Fuhrer. There are photos of him with the objects.
Among the disturbing items were toys that Bullrich said would have been used to indoctrinate children, a large statue of the Nazi Eagle above a swastika, a Nazi hourglass and a box of harmonicas.
Massive haul of Nazi artifacts found in hidden room near Buenos Aires
I've always wondered what happens to these finds ?
Do they get locked away in a secret vault or destroyed ?
Can't see them getting sold.
Anyone know ?
I got first dibs on the Nazi cat !