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Hitler paintings 'genuine': ex-Hells Angels boss

The Local/rm · 8 Nov 2011, 16:13

Published: 08 Nov 2011 16:13 GMT+01:00

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The agency hoped that the sale would bring in 500,000 kronor ($7,600) at least but after seeking expert advice, their plans were scuppered when the paintings were valued at only a few hundred.

However, Möller, indignant at the suggestion that his paintings are fake, is now claiming to have documentation proving that they are genuine.

”I got the paintings straight from Otto Skorzeny, who got them from Adolf Hitler himself,” Möller told Sydsvenskan newspaper.

Skorzeny was a well-known Nazi and a colonel in the Waffen-SS and according to Möller, the true worth of the paintings is 4 million kronor, not 500,000 that the collection agency had initially hoped to make.

Möller told Sydsvenskan that he is going to try to buy the paintings back if the agency auctions them off.

They were taken from his home in the middle of an ongoing legal battle between Möller and the agency and according to him, the debt collection agency has no right to sell off his property.

”They took stuff worth two million kronor from my home, even my crocodile shoes,” Möller told the paper.

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Christer Davidsson, responsible for the sale of Möller's repossessed estate is uncertain what to believe about the authenticity of the Hitler paintings after all the twists to the story.

”Of course it is disappointing if it turns out they aren't valuable. But first and foremost we want to see the evaluation that the police had done, we haven't seen that yet. We will decide what to do after that,” Davidsson said.

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16:55 November 8, 2011 by old jack
Crocodile shoes? I've seen motorcycle guys wearing blue-jean short-shorts as well.wth?? Interesting fashion choices, so much more than just vests... The following was one of the last posts on the last hitler art story. Don't know if others will appreciate it, but it made me cry laughing. (Thank you, Kstock.)

19:32 November 7, 2011 by Kstock

You might be interested to know that other famous dictators had also dabbled in the arts, for example:

Joseph Stalin - was an avid puppeteer

Mussolini - glued pasta to make art and made his mother proud

Muammar Gaddafi - had his own line of designer uniforms

Pol Pot - made clay pots in his spare time for his people

and Napoleon Bonaparte made small little figureens of himself to feel larger.
19:39 November 8, 2011 by Tanskalainen
Crocodile shoes? Collecting paintings? Harley riders are SO gay.
23:59 November 8, 2011 by Kanske
Looks like all this neo-nazi activity has devalued the Krona.....

"500,000 kronor ($7,600)" surely not!!

You can get a lot of crocodile shoes with that sort of money!
07:49 November 9, 2011 by RobinHood
Thomas Möller was born in 1964.

Otto Skorzeny died in 1975.
08:35 November 9, 2011 by Swinglish 1
So he bought the paintings when he was eleven?
09:45 November 9, 2011 by StockholmSam
"Of course it is disappointing if it turns out they aren't valuable..." Davidsson said.

I would be more disappointed to discover that anything created by Hitler would be deemed valuable.
11:43 November 9, 2011 by Kstock
@ Old Jack

Thanks for the shout out, I'm happy you enjoyed //: =[
17:00 November 9, 2011 by J Jack
The thought that KFGDN are entertaining with glee that there is a budding art enthusiast that would pay for Nazi art is scary. What gives them the right to exploit this? The paintings should be devalued and protected as a reminder of that horrible era to our kids. From now on I will not pay them a single Kronor in protest!
08:31 November 10, 2011 by wabasha
you would think a former Hells Angel boss would be better at hiding things from the cops. right?
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