Auction 102

Lot 352:

GAS PROTECTION GLOVE FROM HITLER'S BUNKER

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Start price: $260

Estimated price: $500 - $800

Auction house commission: 25%

A highly unusual relic, a Rubber gas protection glove recovered in 2001 from Adolf Hitler’s bunkers at Obersalzberg near Berchtesgaden, Bavaria. The included letter of provenance reads: ‘…the present rubber protective glove was found in summer 2001 during surveying work in Hitler’s SS bunker at Obersalzberg. It is a so-called Gas-protective glove that was used in the decontamination chambers of Hitler’s bunker facilities on the Obersalzberg.’ The black rubber protective glove is displayed in a shadow box, the glove is marked with several numbers ‘2 7 53’ and is about 11.25 inches long, the frame is 9 x 12.5 inches. Detailed information about the gas-safe venting technology as well as the design of the Obersalzberg bunkers with the decontamination chambers is documented in the book ‘Inside Hitler’s Mountain – The untold story of the Eagle’s Nest and the Fuhrer’s secret headquarters.’ The book is a fascinating work about the history of the subterranean world at Obersalzberg and is included in this lot.

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