A Czech historian has discovered a long-lost collection of paintings belonging to Adolf Hitler. The Telegraph reports that the works of art excavated include a “massive” painting entitled “Memories of Stalingrad.” Although the battle of Stalingrad was one of the German Army defeated the most brutal World War II, painting is said to have been a favorite of Hitler.
Historians say the Telegraph that the collection could be sold at auction for about $ 2.6 million. However, the convent where the paintings were discovered said in a statement it intends to maintain the collection. The collection was discovered by Jiri Kuchar, a Czech historian, in the city of Doskany, north of Prague.
Hitler had ordered the paintings to be hidden in a monastery in southern Bohemia, but they were found by U.S. forces during the war. Exactly how the paintings have disappeared and ended up in the convent remains a mystery.
German forces were known to have stolen and hidden the priceless works of art during the reign of Hitler. A 2006 book, “Save Da Vinci” by Robert M. Edsel, chronicles the efforts of American soldiers who have recovered thousands of pieces of art stolen or lost during World War II.
And Hitler himself was a budding artist of all kinds. You can see some of his paintings.
Kuchar told the Telegraph that there are still nine more paintings in the collection that have not yet been discovered. “I feel that many places will be reluctant to admit their favorite works of art have this unfortunate historical spot,” he said.
Curiously, Hitler seems to be popping up in some new lately. Less than two weeks, it was revealed that Hitler had created a secret love child which fought against the Nazi forces during the war. And exactly a month ago, I wrote about newly discovered photographs of intimate inside the private residence of Hitler.