Phone book, allegedly belonging to the leader of the Third Reich Adolf Hitler, was sold at auction by Henry Aldridge and Son in the UK for 33.000 pounds (about 44.5 thousand USD).
About it reports on Sunday, September 24, the British tabloid The Daily Mail.
As reported on the official website of the auction, the book found at the end of the Second world war, the British enjoyed John Hodge among the documents of the Reich Chancellery. It contains over 200 hand-written phone numbers including numbers of Heinrich Himmler, Joseph Goebbels, Rudolf Hess, Hermann Goering, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Reinhard Heydrich, albert Bormann and other high-ranking members of the SS.
In addition, the book recorded the numbers of the personal architect of Hitler, albert Speer and photographer Heinrich Hoffmann, who had acquainted the leader of the Third Reich with his future wife Eva Braun. Interestingly, the Hitler reference is not detected.
«This is a unique piece of history, which gives access to historians and collectors to previously unknown information regarding the top echelon of one of the most terrible modes», – quotes words of the representative of the auction house’s Andrew Aldridge news Agency RIA Novosti.
The starting price of this lot ranged from 10 to 15 thousand pounds. The names of the seller and the buyer of the book were not disclosed, but the publication says that the book gave the relatives of a man, «hunting» on high-ranking officials of the Third Reich.