Lofoten War Museum, Svolvaer ,Nordland, Norway
The Lofoten War Museum covers the war in Lofoten, Northern Norway and the rest of Norway, through an impressive collection of artefacts, including some sensational revelations.
One of the more chilling gems of the War Museum in Svolvær is a little watercolour landscape painted by Adolf Hitler himself, bought at auction by William Hakvaag. The dreamlike Alpine landscape has been painted with light brush-strokes. However William noticed that the painting had a thick backing, and carefully loosened this from the painting. Out tumbled several tiny colourful drawings of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which Adolf Hitler had drawn for his mistress Eva Braun.
It shows that there were two sides to Hitler’s personality – the soft side that drew figures from fairy tales, and the evil, manipulative side. The discovery of these drawings was widely reported in the press all over the world, and the drawings are on display in the museum.
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