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Hitler's hat to the Museum to the Holocaust

A cylinder with the initials AH, probably once the property of the mass murderer, Adolf Hitler : 60'000 Swiss francs. A Deluxe edition of "Mein Kampf" from the possession of Hermann Göring: 142'000 Euro. A cigar box of Hitler, whose typewriter: As last week in Munich at a controversial auction of former possession of Nazi sizes was sold at auction, seemed to be a bidder in a buying frenzy inside increase. In ten Lots, he received the award, for a total of almost 600'000 Swiss francs.

on the weekend, then information to the successful tenderer confirms his leaked tracks for the superficial reader, the worst fears to be: Abdallah Chatila counts, according to the magazine "Bilan" of the 300 richest in Switzerland and dates back to the Lebanon. And this from a country where Hitler's writings still on street stalls to be sold, in which some dream of the destruction of their neighbor Israel. And now a rich Lebanese Hitler's hat as a devotional object in its display case?

Fled as an infant with his family from a Christian village in Lebanon: Abdallah Chatila. Photo: PD

Not quite. The Nazi artifacts should be burned, said Chatila of the Swiss newspaper "Le Matin Dimanche". He had even invested more than half a Million euros, he would have been in the case of other articles not outbid, explains the 45-Year-old: "It is extremely important to me that the items from this painful Era fall into the wrong hands." By the purchase he wanted to prevent, "that they would be used for the purposes of the neo-Nazi Propaganda". Chatila is, however, to hold not Happening at his place of residence Geneva, in which he suffused the Nazi stuff with gasoline to the General public, a match addresses.

He grabs opportunities

Basically, the entrepreneur who started in the diamond trade, and is now also in real estate, Hotels and health technology invested, the eccentricity is not very averse: For a Swiss Magazine about the super-rich, he is already testing time of luxury cars. His collection of modern art he closes in discrete vaults, but shows they like. For the auctioned Nazi-owned Chatila, however, had a better idea.

"In these days, where nationalistic tendencies and anti-Semitism in Europe grow up, I want to give of my means of an example."Abdallah Chatila

considered Because of the historian, that things must remain the same for the collective memory, he donated them to the Foundation Keren Hayesod, the collects for projects in Israel in the medium. He hoped that the Museum, such as Yad Vashem to find the way in a Holocaust. "In these days, where nationalistic tendencies and anti-Semitism in Europe grow up, I want to give of my means of an example," he says.

That this character would learn a great deal of attention, should have guessed Chatila, as a small child with his family from a Christian village in Lebanon before the civil war, fled. With further political statements, he did not want to charge his act but. His own Foundation is committed to in Geneva, as in Lebanon for the social Weak, artists and also for people who suffer from autism. You have to grab opportunities whenever they offered, and he described the way to go once its approach. In this way, the decision came to buy Hitler's hat and to donate.

Created: 25.11.2019, 21:54 PM

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