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In 4 Museum Heists, Thieves Went After the Same Thing

A fortune's worth of Nazi uniforms stolen in Europe since March

(Newser) - Thieves set up a roadblock of tires, parked a fake police car beside it, then smashed down the door of the Eyewitness War Museum in the Netherlands, from which they took $1.5 million in World War II memorabilia in just five minutes, per the New York Times . "It...

$114 Flea Market Find, Nazi Code Machine Sells for $51K

Sharp-eyed collector spotted the rare cipher machine, snapped it up for cheap

(Newser) - It was a world-class stroke of good luck. An antique "typewriter" snapped up by an eagle-eyed expert in Romania for about $114 at a flea market turned out to be a rare Nazi Enigma cipher machine, CNN reports. The German Wehrmacht Enigma I sold for $51,500 to an...

One of History's Deadliest Phones Will Be Sold

'Device of destruction' used by Hitler could fetch more than $300K

(Newser) - The telephone Adolf Hitler used to bark out orders that led to the deaths of millions is going on the auction block. The chipped red phone, with bits of its original black showing through, is engraved on the backside with the Fuhrer's name and a swastika. It could fetch...

Dr. Mengele's Diary Up for Auction

'Angel of Death's' diary expected to fetch $80K

(Newser) - A diary written by Auschwitz "Angel of Death" Josef Mengele after the war is expected to fetch up to $60,000 at auction in Connecticut. Mengele, who died in Brazil in 1979, filled the diary's 180 pages with his musings on everything from art to women's rights. He occasionally...

Feds Recover Bookmark From Hitler's Mistress

Sting operation nets gift from Eva to Adolf stolen from museum

(Newser) - 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...

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