People will spend any amount of money for something that they really want. That being said, some people have too much money and very strange tastes in what they want to have around their personal collections.

ABC News reports that in Chesapeake City, Maryland, an auction house just unloaded a verified watch owned by Adolph Hitler. This piece of history went for a cool $1.1 million.

That Hitler watch was auctioned off by the Alexander Historical Auctions in Chesapeake City. They originally estimated the watch’s value between $2 and $4 million, so someone got a good deal on their Nazi memorabilia.

Jewish leaders objected to the sale of this watch. They claimed that Hitler’s watch has no historical value. The auction house’s director defended the buyer, who is a European Jew themselves.

The watch features the initials AH and a swastika. It was seized by a French soldier as spoils of war on May 4, 1945. It eventually made its way to America and into this controversial auction. We’ll have to see what goes on the auction block next.

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H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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