Collecting Fever

My Private Will

...All I own -- if any of it is of value -- belongs to the Party, and if the latter should no longer exist, it belongs to the State, and if the latter should be destroyed as well no further decision on my part is needed.

The paintings I have collected throughout the years were never meant for my private enjoyment but always for a gallery to be built in my native Linz on the Danube.

That this request be met is my sincerest wish.

As executor I appoint my most loyal Party Comrade, Martin Bormann, whom I hereby authorize to make all final decisions...

Berlin, 29 April, 1945, 4 A.M.

Adolf Hitler

as witnesses:

Martin Bormann
Dr. Goebbels
Nicolaus von Below