A “self-portrait” of Adolf Hitler was sold last month, but the expert who boasted about how much interest the painting had received now now admits that the painting might be a fake after someone pointed out that the bridge the figure in the painting is sitting on might be one in Dartmoor, England.
David Irving, the controversial historian, who initially denounced the “Hitler Diaries” that were published by The Sunday Times in 1983 as forgeries, says he “hopes the buyer has a money-back guarantee”. He tells me: “I warned all concerned that the paintings are all fakes. I have handled perhaps a score of genuine Hitler artworks, usually sold by the people, close friends, to whom Hitler had given them. They were all catalogued at one time.”