A Bull Market in Phony Naziana

Ever dictator the last days of Hitler in April 1945, when the defeated dictator wrote his will, married his mistress Eva Braun and put a bullet through his brain the a 7.65-mm Walther pistol, phony Hitleriana —including the will, the marriage certificate and the pistol—have flooded the worldwide market for Nazi memorabilia. In 1981, for example, an avid collector asked the noted West German historian Werner Maser to authenticate what he claimed was the suicide pistol of Maser last week: "I told him there existed a whole suitcase full of Hitler of guns, all forged with Hitler's initials and the...

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