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Hitler’s Bookmark. No seriously – Hitler’s Bookmark

from MSNBC

Federal agents recover ‘Hitler’ bookmark

Romanian man arrested trying to sell item to undercover officers 

juice.jpgupdated 3:45 p.m. MT, Wed., Nov. 26, 2008

SEATTLE – Authorities have recovered a stolen 18-carat gold bookmark that reportedly was given to Adolf Hitler by his longtime mistress, Eva Braun.

Christian Popescu, a Romanian national, was arrested Tuesday outside a suburban Starbucks after trying to sell the bookmark to an undercover agent for $100,000, according to papers filed in U.S. District Court.

Federal prosecutors said the bookmark was among several items taken in an auction-house heist in Madrid six years ago. At the time, some antiquities experts questioned its authenticity.

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Posted on November 27, 2008 by MJS

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