December 18, 2014
A globe that once belonged to Adolf Hitler has sold at auction for $100,000 - more than five times the expected amount.
An American soldier found the globe among the ruins of Hitler's "Eagle's Nest" in the Bavarian Alps in May 1945.
John Barsamian took it home to Oakland and kept it for more than 60 years, but the 91-year-old recently decided to part with the artifact.
His son says Barsamian wanted to sell it while he's still alive, so he can personally tell the story behind it.
Barsamian and his son were in attendance Tuesday when San Francisco entrepreneur Bob Pritikin placed the winning bid for the globe.
Experts had estimated the item would only go for $15,000 to $20,000 at auction.
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