Adolf Hitler’s phone sells for €228,000 at US auction
Red phone has Nazi party symbol and Hitler’s name engraved on the back
Adolf Hitler’s personal travelling telephone is displayed at Alexander Historical Auctions in Chesapeake City, Maryland. Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AP
A telephone used by Adolf Hitler during the Second World War has been sold at auction for $243,000 dollars (€228,820).
The auction house does not disclose the names of buyers.
Bidding for the phone started at $100,000 dollars.
The officer’s son is now selling the red phone with a Nazi party symbol and Hitler’s name engraved on the back.
The phone was used in vehicles and trains as well as in Hitler’s field headquarters.
The handset of the phone must be rotated almost 60 degrees before it can be lifted out of its cradle.
This feature kept the handset from shaking loose while being transported.
Mr Kornfeld said a porcelain figure of an Alsatian dog, also owned by Hitler, was also sold on Sunday to a different bidder for $24,300 dollars.