Sketches of Adolf Hitler's artist who erased name from files post war up for grabs

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The sketches of one of Adolf Hitler's official artists, who erased his name from the records in shame after the World War II, are now being bought to light after 65 years.

The family of Austrian artist Roman Zenzinger, whose works portray German soldiers, are now planning to sell three of them at a British auction house in a bid to restore their relative's reputation, reports the Daily Mail.

“In the hope that his [Zenzinger's] achievements as a war artist will finally be recognised and the wartime record put straight, his surviving family have agreed to allow us to offer the first of what we hope will be many examples of his wartime art,” said Richard Westwood-Brookes, from Shropshire-based Mullock's auction house, where the paintings are to be sold.

Three drawings by Zenzinger will go under the hammer at Ludlow, Shropshire, on April 19, and are expected to sell for 3,000 pounds each....

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