A gold bookmark given Adolf Hitler by lover Eva Braun, stolen from a Madrid museum in 2002, has been recovered in a sting operation, reports the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Undercover federal agents pounced on a Romanian businessman in a Seattle parking lot, where he had arranged to sell the bookmark for $100,000.
The sting operation was "kind of like a mystery novel," said a special agent. "But it's not uncommon for items like this to be trafficked like that." The bookmark bears a swastika, Hitler's likeness, and an inscription assuring Hitler that the catastrophic 1943 defeat of the German army at Stalingrad "will not break your certainty of victory."