[If only Hitler could have known how things would change and that he would be a hero among people of the European race far away from his home. That in death people would find him more appealing than the scum who lead us now. Even a NAZI toilet seat has value! Jan]
One of my readers brought this story to my attention and he wrote this:
Such an auction would never happen for the sake of Roosevelt or de Gaulle. For Churchill, yes, but only if the entire toilet is golden.
I like the above comments. Here’s the story:
It’s a Nazi khazi! Toilet seat looted from Adolf Hitler’s Bavarian retreat could fetch £15k at auction
US soldier looted Adolf Hitler’s toilet seat from the dictator’s private bathroom
Ragnvald Borch took it while at the 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 Second World War’s most bizarre relics – Adolf Hitler’s toilet seat – is going up for auction.
Expected to fetch £15,000, it was looted by a US soldier from the dictator’s private bathroom at the Berghof, his retreat in the Bavarian Alps.
Ragnvald Borch was told by senior officers to ‘get what you want’ from the Berghof, which had been badly damaged by Allied bombing in the last days of the war.
Ragnvald Borch took Adolf Hitler’s toilet seat from the Berghof, the Nazi dictator’s private retreat in the Bavarian Alps
When asked why he was carrying a toilet seat by another soldier, Sgt Borch is said to have replied: ‘Where do you think Hitler put his ass?’
Hitler was in Berlin during the April 1945 air raid and died there.
When asked by another soldier why he was carrying a toilet seat, Sergeant Borch replied: ‘Where do you think Hitler put his ass?’
He shipped it back from nearby Berchtesgaden to his family home in New Jersey where he put it on display in his basement.
His family is selling the seat at an auction in Chesapeake City, Maryland, next week with a guide price of £10,000-£15,000.
Bill Panagopulos of Alexander Auctions said it was ‘guaranteed to be one of the most eye-catching items one could ever add to a collection of World War Two relics’.
Aside from the ‘Wolf’s Lair,’ on the Eastern Front, Hitler spent more time at Berghof than anywhere else during the Second World War
Sgt Borch (right) shipped the bizarre keepsake home to New Jersey, where it went on display in the basement of his home
The toilet seat is expected to fetch up to £15,000 at auction – far higher than the record for such an item, which was £850 for a cover belonging to 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 could ever add to a collection of World War Two relics’
He added: ‘This was from Hitler’s personal bathroom, from as close to a “throne” as the dictator would ever get.
‘One can scarcely imagine the plotting the tyrant undertook while contemplating the world from atop this perch.’
The record for such an item at an auction is said to be the £850 paid last year for a 1975 toilet seat cover belonging to Bill Wyman, sporting a Rolling Stones tongue logo.