London, July 3 (ANI): Two 'lost' oil paintings of Adolf Hitler's parents are set to go on sale next month and is expected to fetch up to 100,000 dollars.
The paintings of the Nazi leader's mother Klara and father Alois surfaced earlier this year in Orange County, California, where a French family had kept them.
The two famous colour paintings will now be sold alongside several other pieces of Third Reich art at Craig Gottlieb Militaria Auctions in Solana Beach, California on September 1.
The paintings were originally hung on the walls of Hitler's mountain retreat, the Berghof, in the Bavarian Alps where he entertained foreign envoys and would spend weekends with his wife Eva Bruan.ut after the war the portraits are understood to have been taken by a French soldier who liberated the mansion after it was bombed by Allied forces.
The unknown soldier then passed the works of art on to his family who moved to California and took the portraits with them.
Auctioneer Craig Gottlieb said the portraits matched photographs from the Hitler's personal art catalog, Katalog der Privat-Gallerie Adolf Hitler, which depicts the two works of art.
"These portraits are not rare - they are one of kind. They're the only two that exist. So when it's the collector's one opportunity or the museum's one opportunity, sky is the limit," the Daily Mail quoted Gottlieb as telling KTLA. (ANI)