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Hitler sketches to be auctioned

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March 25, 2010 | 11:53 am

Several sketches by Adolf Hitler, including those he submitted to the Vienna Academy of Art in a failed bid to gain entrance, will be auctioned off.

The drawings, now owned by an anonymous artist, will be auctioned April 16 in Britain, according to the Mirror. The auction will take place at Mullock’s auction house in Ludlow, Shropshire.

Hitler submitted four of the drawings to the Vienna Academy of Art for consideration when he was 19 in 1908.

He was rejected by the academy twice. After the second rejection he blamed a Jewish professor for his lack of success, according to the Mirror.

The works include human figures, landscapes and buildings.

Hitler had said it was in Vienna where his anti-Semitism took root.

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