Freud-owned Hitler painting to be auctioned

(JTA) — A painting by Adolf Hitler and possibly owned by Sigmund Freud will be auctioned in Britain.

The watercolor, signed "A. Hitler, 1910," is believed to have hung in Jewish psychologist Sigmund Freud’s Vienna office. The words "Sigmund Freud, Vienna" is written on the back of the painting, according to the Telegraph.

The starting price for the painting, which will be auctioned by Mullock’s Specialist Auctioneers, is about $15,600, the London newspaper reported.

The painting was brought to Italy after World War II and taken by an American soldier who was told the painting hung in Freud’s office.

Hitler and Freud lived in Vienna at the same time and could have known each other.
 

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