A telephone used by Nazi fuhrer Adolf Hitler will be put up for auction in the United States later this month. The phone was evidently recovered from the Fuhrerbunker and kept in a box at an English country house since 1945.

Hitler, who is known widely for carrying out the fiercest genocide against Jewish people, used the telephone to issue commands during the last two years of World War II. Presented to him by the Wehrmacht, the phone is a product of Siemens.

The telephone was later painted red and engraved with Hitler’s own name and a swastika.

At the auction, the telephone will be described by the name “Hitler’s mobile device of destruction”. While it definitely isn’t an ancient bomb entombed in dust, it is, figuratively, the most dangerous instrument of all time.

The phone was recovered by British officer Ralph Rayner who visited Hitler’s bunker while visiting Berlin just a few days after the end of the Second World War.

The auction house committee estimates that the phone will be sold for $200,000-$300,000.

First Published | 18 February 2017 11:43 AM
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