A roll of Nazi toilet paper that was given to Hitler's troops during the Second World War is set to go under the hammer at auction.

The unopened roll of the Edelweiss brand Klosettpapier has been given a guide price of £100 (NZ$181) when it is sold of at Whyte's Auction House in Dublin later this month.

The lot is described as being in a "remarkably unused condition" and was the standard issue toilet paper given out by the Third Reich, who said it was a "wartime luxury".

The brand of the toilet paper appears to have been named after the alpine flower Edelweiss, which also inspired a marching song Es war ein Edelweiss, popular with German troops during the war.


The toilet roll lot is part of a large collection of Nazi memorabilia that is being sold off by the auction house on September 17.

Whyte's head of collectibles Stuart Purcell told the BBC: "It is one of the more bizarre artefacts I have come across.

"It is fascinating that someone in 1945 would say: 'We will put that toilet paper aside because someone will find that interesting in the future.'"

"You would have thought it would have been used during the war."

Among the other items going on sale at the auction are Nazi soldier helmets, minefield warning flags, a police dagger and a cutlery set.

Overall the collection comprises of 165 separate lots "focusing largely on the uniform and equipment of the average foot soldier."

It is believed the Irish collector acquired most of the items from dealers and at auction mainly in the UK.