• Short Summary

    HITLER'S "FAMILY TREE", A BLOODSTAINED DOCUMENT TRACING BACK HIS ANCESTORS FOR SIX GENERATIONS, WAS SOLD TODAY (THURSDAY) AT CHRISTIE'S AUCTION ROOMS IN LONDON FOR GBP100.

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    CU DOCUMENT TITLE.
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    CS "FAMILY TREE".
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    CS DITTO.
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    VCS DITTO.
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    CS MUSSOLINI'S LETTER.
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    CS DITTO.
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    CS DITTO AND SIGNATURE.
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    Initials IT/V/BHH/LW



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    Background: HITLER'S "FAMILY TREE", A BLOODSTAINED DOCUMENT TRACING BACK HIS ANCESTORS FOR SIX GENERATIONS, WAS SOLD TODAY (THURSDAY) AT CHRISTIE'S AUCTION ROOMS IN LONDON FOR GBP100.IT WAS BOUGHT BY A YOUNG ENGLISHMAN.

    A SPOKESMAN FOR CHRISTIE'S SAID THE ANONYMOUS SELLER HAD LOST A LEG IN THE WAR FIGHTING HITLER AND NOW WANTED THE MONEY TO BUY HIMSELF AN ARTIFICIAL LIMB.HE HAD TAKEN THE DOCUMENT FROM HITLER'S BERLIN BUNKER.

    THE MANUSCRIPT, THREE FEET BY 18 INCHES, HAS A COVER BEARING A PICTURE OF A TREE WITH ACORNS AND, IN THE BACKGROUND, A SWASTIKA RISING LIKE A SUN.A PASSAGE FROM "MEIN KAMPF", STRESSING THE IMPORTANCE OF PURE BLOOD, IS INSCRIBED UNDERNEATH.

    AN AUCTIONEER SAID THE "FAMILY TREE", THE ONLY ONE IN EXISTENCE, HAD BEEN DRAWN UP BY RICHARDS DOLLER IN 1934.HE EXPLAINED THAT IT HAD BEEN MEANT TO "PERSUADE HINDENBURG AND OTHERS WHO WERE GOING TO BACK HITLER THAT HE WAS NOT JUST ANY OLD JOE." THE "TREE" LISTS SIX GENERATIONS OF THE HEIDLERS (AFTERWARDS HITLER) ON ONE SIDE AND THE SCHICKELGRUBERS ON THE OTHER.

    DURING THE SAME SALE, A LETTER BY MUSSOLINI WAS WITHDRAWN WHEN IT FAILED TO REACH THE RESERVE PRICE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8MGVTRV4AMJ73GJ0ATK9PRWVL
    Media URN:
    VLVA8MGVTRV4AMJ73GJ0ATK9PRWVL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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