Police report that a house in Beccar, just north of Buenos Aires, Argentina, contains what appears to be the largest collection of Nazi-Germany artifacts which seem to be authentic and likely belonged to a high level officer.
In total, there are 75 pieces in the collection, all emblazoned with details typical of 1940s-era Germany under the rule of Adolf Hitler.
“Our first investigations indicate that these are original pieces,” Argentine Security Minister Patricia Bullrich told The Associated Press on Monday, saying that some pieces were accompanied by old photographs. “This is a way to commercialize them, showing that they were used by the horror, by the Fuhrer. There are photos of him with the objects.”
Among the disturbing items were toys that Bullrich said would have been used to indoctrinate children, a large statue of the Nazi Eagle above a swastika, a Nazi hourglass and a box of harmonicas.
Police say one of the most-compelling pieces of evidence of the historical importance of the find is a photo negative of Hitler holding a magnifying glass similar to those found in the boxes.