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How Much Would You Pay For This Pretty Little Painting By Adolf Hitler?

'Cause someone paid an awful lot.

Last updated on July 3, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. ET

Posted on November 22, 2014, at 3:36 p.m. ET

Before Adolf Hitler rose to earn the title of history's greatest monster...

He lived a bohemian lifestyle in Vienna, where he tried his hand at painting, but he was rejected twice from Vienna's Academy of Fine Arts.

One of his paintings, a 100-year-old watercolor of the old registry office in Munich, has been sold at auction in Germany.

Kai Pfaffenbach / Reuters

The 11 by 8.5-inch painting attracted a number of bidders from four continents, the Associated Press reported, but the buyer was an unidentified purchaser in the Middle East.

AP Photo/Michael Probst

The winning bid? About $162,000.

AP Photo/Michael Probst
AP Photo/Michael Probst
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