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A Golden Gun That Belonged to a Top Nazi Is Going Up for Auction

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A golden gun that belonged to Nazi Hermann Göring is going up for auction.

The Rock Island Auction Company in Illinois is putting the gold-plated Walther PPK, a semiautomatic pistol, up for bid in September. It has an estimated price of $250,000 to $400,000, CNN reports. The gun was made in 1939 and has Göring’s initials in gold letters, as well as his family crest of a fist holding a ring.

Göring was Adolf Hitler‘s right hand man. He was an ace fighter pilot for Germany during World War I and became one of the most powerful Nazi leaders in World War II. He oversaw Luftwaffe, the German air force, which bombed London during the Blitz, as well as other European cities. He was infamous for looting the treasures of Jewish people during the Holocaust.

At the Nuremberg trials, Göring was convicted of war crimes and received a death penalty, but he committed suicide first.




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