Nazi-era board games were sold at a memorabilia auction in London.
German children played the games during World War II, winning points by destroying Allied cities and ships. The games sold for between $1,600 and $5,200 each at the Aug. 23 auction at Mullock’s auction house.
“We had propaganda in Britain during the war, too, but I have never found a comparable British toy that would glorify the idea of bombing German cities such as Dresden or Berlin,” said Richard Westwood-Brookes, an auctioneer and a historian.
Westwood-Brookes said the rare Nazi-era board games came from an unidentified collector in Germany who could not sell them there because of German law.
The auction also included letters signed by Nazi leaders Hermann Goerring and Heinrich Himmler, an autograph of British WWII fascist leader Oswald Moseley and statements from Holocaust survivors.