Heinrich Himmler's Wanderer W11/1 offered with $667,000 guide price

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2015-06-26 13:50:55

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Heinrich Himmler's Wanderer W11/1 offered with $667,000 guide price

Heinrich Himmler likely used the Wanderer W11/1 in his death camp inspections

German dealer the Oldtimer Agency is offering the Wanderer W11/1 used by high ranking Nazi Heinrich Himmler (1900-1945) with a guide price of $666,960.

The car was probably used to ferry Himmler between various appointments at the death camps and killing fields of Poland.

Himmler car OldtimerHimmler is reviled as one of the chief architects of the holocaust

As reichsfuhrer of the SS, founder of the Einsatzgruppen death squads and overseer of a large number of concentration camps, he was responsible for organising the extermination of Jews and other enemies of the state - a role he took great pride in.

He is considered one of the chief architects of the holocaust.

At the end of the war, he tried in vain to escape Germany (Himmler and Hitler were never close and he had resolved not to die in Berlin) but was captured by British troops.

He managed to take a cyanide capsule before he could be tried at Nuremberg.

The lot displays 63,500 km on the clock and was bought from a museum in Riga, Latvia after the Berlin wall fell.

The sale of Nazi memorabilia is a highly controversial issue, particularly in Germany. In June, a Mercedes 540K formerly owned by Herman Goering was pulled from an eBay sale.

In April, Jewish groups protested againsta sale in France featuring memorabilia from high-level Nazis - leading to its cancellation.

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