Basil “Bill” Panagopulos, president of Alexander Historical Auctions, with the 1933 Heinrich Hoffmann photograph of Hitler with Rosa Bernile Nienau known as “the Führer's child”, at Alexander Historical Auctions in Chesapeake City, Maryland. Photo: The Washington Post Basil “Bill” Panagopulos, president of Alexander Historical Auctions, with the 1933 Heinrich Hoffmann photograph of Hitler with Rosa Bernile Nienau known as “the Führer's child”, at Alexander Historical Auctions in Chesapeake City, Maryland. Photo: The Washington Post
Basil “Bill” Panagopulos, president of Alexander Historical Auctions, with the 1933 Heinrich Hoffmann photograph of Hitler with Rosa Bernile Nienau known as “the Führer's child”, at Alexander Historical Auctions in Chesapeake City, Maryland. Photo: The Washington Post
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Bottom line: is it immoral to sell Adolf Hitler’s underpants or other Nazi memorabilia?

  • Big money abounds in the German war artefact market, and Alexander Historical Auctions in Maryland is the centre of the trade in the US
  • Many buyers are Jewish, says the auction house’s founder, Basil ‘Bill’ Panagopulos, but it’s a trade that infuriates some

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Basil “Bill” Panagopulos, president of Alexander Historical Auctions, with the 1933 Heinrich Hoffmann photograph of Hitler with Rosa Bernile Nienau known as “the Führer's child”, at Alexander Historical Auctions in Chesapeake City, Maryland. Photo: The Washington Post Basil “Bill” Panagopulos, president of Alexander Historical Auctions, with the 1933 Heinrich Hoffmann photograph of Hitler with Rosa Bernile Nienau known as “the Führer's child”, at Alexander Historical Auctions in Chesapeake City, Maryland. Photo: The Washington Post
Basil “Bill” Panagopulos, president of Alexander Historical Auctions, with the 1933 Heinrich Hoffmann photograph of Hitler with Rosa Bernile Nienau known as “the Führer's child”, at Alexander Historical Auctions in Chesapeake City, Maryland. Photo: The Washington Post
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