Jump to content

We Need Your Help - Become a Site Supporter

For 16 years we've been delivering WWII discussion and research, help support our efforts for the next 16 years. Become a WW2 Forums Patron!

- - - - -

1934 Nazi Time Capsule Recovered in Poland

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 The_Historian



  • TrusteeOKF Trustee
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 17,630 posts
  • LocationStirling, Scotland

Posted 17 September 2016 - 03:14 PM

Can't believe the state of preservation.

"A black cylinder full of sinister Nazi mementos has been discovered buried in concrete in a former training centre built for Hitler's followers.
The 'time capsule' was found in the Polish town of Zlocieniec - which was part of Germany until 1945.
Although it was long known to have been buried at the Ordensburg Krossinsee centre, currently used by the Polish Army, archaeologists were unable to access it for decades.

The centre was used to train future Nazi leaders.

In order to reach the copper capsule, researchers had to cut through groundwater, pick their way through thick concrete and dodge German mines.

After cutting it open with a chainsaw, they found it contained an original Nazi badge and two volumes of Hitler's notorious book Mein Kampf, as well as envelopes filled with coins, photos and letters."



  • Slipdigit and ColHessler like this



#2 Belasar


    Court Jester

  • Administrators
  • 7,502 posts

Posted 17 September 2016 - 08:03 PM

Those artifact's are in remarkable condition.

Wars are rarely fought in black and white, but in infinite shades of grey

(Poppy is occasionaly correct, or so I hear)

#3 LRusso216



  • ModeratorsOKF Moderator
  • 12,311 posts
  • LocationPennsylvania

Posted 18 September 2016 - 02:07 AM

I agree with Darrell. The state of preservation is astounding. especially considering that they're 82 years old.

Posted Image


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users