Gandhi Blood on Auction Block Hitler memorabilia offered at same sale By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff Posted May 21, 2013 2:57 AM CDT Updated May 21, 2013 5:20 AM CDT 7 comments Comments Indian leader Mohandas K. Gandhi, also known as Mahatma Gandhi, smiles in this 1947 photo. (AP Photo/File) (Newser) – A few drops of Mahatma Gandhi's blood are among the oddest items on sale at an auction of historical goods in London today, Reuters reports. The blood samples, taken when the Indian nationalist leader was recovering from an appendectomy in 1924, are expected to fetch around $20,000. Gandhi fans will also have the chance to buy his sandals, shawl, and rice bowl. Bizarrely, the auction will also include some Adolf Hitler-related items, including a marble block from the Nazi leader's bunker and a signed 1936 Christmas card from Berlin.