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Nazi-hunter's stamp set to be auctioned
Wiesenthal's stamp collection expected to fetch half a million Euro in Germany auction

BERLIN - Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal's stamp collection will be auctioned in Germany this month.

 

The collection, which includes rare stamps from the nineteenth and twentieth century, will be put on auction on September 27 at the Heinrich Kohler stamp auction house in Wiesbaden.

 

The collection is worth some 250,000 Euro, but experts believe it is likely to fetch double the amount.

 

Wiesenthal's daughter Paulina inherited the collection last year when her father died.

 

A holocaust survivor, Wiesenthal became keen on collecting stamps after the WWII, when his doctor recommended he find a hobby to overcome sleeping disorders.

 

Wiesenthal refused to include in his collection stamps from the Nazi era.

 

The collection features rare Austrian stamps printed in the town of Graz, including portraits of Hitler.

 

In addition to dozens of honors in recognition for dedicating his life to documenting the Holocaust, Wiesenthal was bestowed the Human Rights Award by the Karl-Franzens- University in Graz in 1994.

 

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