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Opinion: Paintings By Adolf Hitler Are 'Unremarkable,' So Why Forge Them?

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on why someone would create a forgery of a painting by Adolf Hitler after German police raided an art house in Nuremberg with suspected counterfeits painted by the Führer.
A picture taken on Feb. 8, 2019 shows the signature "AHitler" on a watercolor entitled "Im Wald" (In the forest) displayed at the Weidler auction house in the southern city of Nuremberg. Source: Daniel Karmann

If you saw some of these paintings — of flowers, fields and foggy townscapes — for sale at a summer art fair, you might point at one to say, "Well, maybe for the guest bathroom."

Five pictures allegedly painted by Adolf

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