A unique painting by former Nazi leader Adolf Hitler has been uncovered in Holland, according to reports.
It has been authenticated by the Dutch Institute for War Documentation (NIOD).
The painting appeared to be a rendition of the old Vienna fortifications and is signed “A. Hitler”. Hitler was an aspiring painter before the First World War and eked a living out of selling his works on the streets of Vienna.
The painting was donated by a woman who asked to remain anonymous, who related that the painting was acquired by her father who was shocked when he realized that it was painted by the German dictator.
“After he found out what kind of a sensitive object he had in his hands, he hid it out of fright,” she told the Independent.
“We could not find anything that showed that this is a forgery” University of Amsterdam conservator Bas van Velzen said.