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Nazi Time Capsule From 1930s Discovered in Poland

A historian at the National Museum's laboratory in Szczecin, Poland shows the content of a Nazi-era time capsule found in the northwestern town of Zlocieniec, Poland, Sept. 13, 2016.
Sebastian Kuropatnicki—AP A historian at the Polish National Museum laboratory in Szczecin, Poland shows the content of a Nazi-era time capsule found in the northwestern town of Zlocieniec, Poland, Sept. 13, 2016.

It contains perfectly preserved newspapers, photographs, coins and more

A Nazi time capsule dating back to 1934 has been discovered in northwestern Poland.

Containing perfectly preserved newspapers, photographs, coins and two copies of Hitler’s autobiography Mein Kampf, the copper cylinder was found by archaeologists in the Polish town of Zlocieniec, which had been part of Germany during the World War II, the Independent reports. The capsule was buried under the site of the Ordensburg Krössinsee training facility, which was used to train future Nazi leaders.

A Nazi time capsule dating back to 1934 has been discovered in northwestern Poland.

Containing perfectly preserved newspapers, photographs, coins and two copies of Hitler’s autobiography Mein Kampf, the copper cylinder was found by archaeologists in the Polish town of Zlocieniec, the Independent reports, which was part of Germany during wartime. The capsule was buried under the site of the Ordensburg Krössinsee training facility, which was previously used as an educational centre for the youth wing of the Nazi party.

Archeologists had long known the artifact was buried at the location but had been unable to get to it until now. The items are currently with the National Museum in Szczecin. They will be translated and preserved before being made available for the public to access.

[Independent]

 

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