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A monogrammed pair of Adolf Hitler's striped white linen under shorts. The shorts are surprisingly large: 19" long, with a waist of about 39". There is a single button fly with another button closing the drawers at top, and two tabs adjust the size at the rear of the waist band. There are also two pairs of loops sewn on either side of the front of the waist band, whose purpose must have been to support the drawers in some fashion, probably fastening to the pants. It is no secret, of course, that Hitler was in general an atrocious dresser and preferred the loosest clothing, according to his valet, Karl Wilhelm Krause. The shorts bear his monogram: "A. H." just to the right of the top of the fly. In as-new condition. Accompanied by a notarized letter of provenance directly from our consignor. In the letter, he explains that he is the grandson of the previous owners of the Parkhotel Graz (Austria) where Hitler stayed April 3-4, 1938 while traveling through the country, and that these items were left behind in his suite. The prestigious and ultra-luxurious hotel remains in the hands of his family to this day.
Estimate $ 4,000-5,000

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