Discoveries: The Real Thing - Maybe

The Real Thing--Maybe

Just 25 days before Adolf Hitler committed suicide in Berlin, U.S. Army Private Wil bert Massman entered Munich with the 179th Infantry Regiment and settled into a small apartment on the city's east side, using it as an office. While rummaging through a bookcase, Massman stumbled on a red leather album embossed with a swastika. Flipping through the album, he saw 72 photos of World War I scenes, four of which showed a man who appeared to be the young Adolf Hitler. Other items, bearing the monogram A.H., convinced Massman that the apartment had once been Hitler's. Massman sent the memorabilia...

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