Joseph Goebbels Love Letters Fail To Sell In Conn.

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Undated and unlocated picture of Joseph Goebbels, Third Reich Minister of Propaganda.  (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

Undated and unlocated picture of Joseph Goebbels, Third Reich Minister of Propaganda. (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut auction house says the love letters and other pre-war writings of Adolf Hitler propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels (GUR’-buhls) have failed to sell.

Alexander Historical Auctions says it offered the letters, school papers and dramatic works of Goebbels on Thursday. The collection spans the period from Goebbels’ childhood to shortly before he joined the Nazi party in 1924. Auction officials had hoped it would sell for more than $200,000.

Auction house president Bill Panagopulos says an overseas phone bidder made an offer that was too low and he’s disappointed. He says the collection will remain for sale, possibly at a lower price once he talks to the owner.

The thousands of pages include Goebbels’ college dissertation, report cards, poems, school essays and letters from relatives, friends and girlfriends.

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