Adolf Hitler’s toilet seat could fetch £ 15,000 at auction
He’s a Khazi Nazi! Toilet seat looted in Adolf Hitler’s Bavarian retreat could fetch £ 15,000 at auction
- US soldier looted Adolf Hitler’s toilet seat in dictator’s private bathroom
- Ragnvald Borch took it to Berghof, Hitler’s retreat in the Bavarian Alps
- The bizarre relic is expected to fetch £ 15,000 at auction in Maryland next week
One of the strangest relics of WWII – Adolf Hitler’s toilet seat – is up for auction.
Scheduled for £ 15,000, it was looted by an American soldier in the dictator’s private bathroom at the Berghof, his retreat in the Bavarian Alps.
Senior officers told Ragnvald Borch to “get what you want” from Berghof, which had been badly damaged by Allied bombing in the last days of the war.
Ragnvald Borch took the toilet seat of Adolf Hitler at Berghof, the Nazi dictator’s private retreat in the Bavarian Alps
When asked why he was wearing a toilet seat by another soldier, Sgt Borch reportedly replied, “Where do you think Hitler put his ass?
Hitler was in Berlin during the air raid of April 1945 and died there.
When asked by another soldier why he was wearing a toilet seat, Sergeant Borch replied, “Where do you think Hitler put his ass?” “
He referred it from nearby Berchtesgaden to his family home in New Jersey where he exhibited it in his basement.
His family are selling the seat at an auction in Chesapeake City, Maryland next week with a guide price of £ 10,000 to £ 15,000.
Bill Panagopulos of Alexander Auctions said it was “guaranteed to be one of the most eye-catching items one can ever add to a collection of WWII relics.”
Aside from the “Loup’s Lair”, on the Eastern Front, Hitler spent more time in Berghof than anywhere else during World War II.
Sergeant Borch (right) shipped the strange keepsake to his home in New Jersey, where it was on display in the basement of his home
The toilet seat is expected to fetch up to £ 15,000 at auction – far more than the record for such an item, which was £ 850 for a blanket owned by Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones.
Bill Panagopulos of Alexander Auctions said it was “guaranteed to be one of the most eye-catching items one can ever add to a collection of WWII relics”
He added: “This was from Hitler’s personal bathroom, from a ‘throne’ as close as the dictator could ever have obtained.
“One can hardly imagine the plot the tyrant embarked upon as he gazed at the world from this perch.”
The record for such an item at an auction would be the £ 850 paid last year for a 1975 toilet seat cover owned by Bill Wyman, featuring a logo on the tongue of the Rolling Stones.