Rare sketch showing Adolf Hitler 'playing chess' with Lenin

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A rare sketch of Adolf Hitler playing chess with Vladimir Lenin, the then Soviet leader, is expected to fetch thousands of pounds at auction.

The incredible sketch, signed on the reverse by the two dictators, was drawn by Emma Lowenstramm, the Fuhrer’s then Jewish art teacher in Vienna in 1909.

Mrs Lowenstramm witnessed the momentous game, played at a house belonging to a prominent Jewish family, at a time when Hitler was a jobbing artist in the city and Lenin was in exile.

The house was well known as a meeting place for budding politicians.

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