Archaeologists were taken aback as floods in Germany unearthed exceedingly rare Nazi archives.
ARCHAEOLOGISTS in Germany have been stunned by the discovery of “rare” Nazi documents discovered by recent floods.
Archaeologists in Germany discovered a “vast amount of stuff” hidden behind a wall in a residential structure. Official documents pertaining to the National Socialist Worker’s Party (the Nazi Party), old letters, gas masks, and brass knuckles were discovered in Hagen, a city 14 miles south of Dortmund. The city now wants to investigate the findings and even exhibit them in part.
Experts are still unsure of the age of the items since they must analyze more than a dozen huge plastic boxes containing the findings.
So far, the earliest discovery dates from 1928.
Sebastian Yurtseven discovered the rare materials while cleaning his aunt’s home, which had been damaged by floods in mid-July.
A sheet of plasterboard broke out of a ground-floor wall due to the flooding, revealing a shaft where the documents were stored.
The home was built in the nineteenth century.
“It genuinely gave me chills at first,” Mr Yurtseven, a history teacher, said. I didn’t expect it to be such a big find.” After discovering the items, he contacted the Hagen city archive.
The “copious volumes of materials” discovered may have been hurriedly tossed into the shaft by members of the National Socialist People’s Welfare organisation (NSV) as American soldiers marched towards Hagen in April 1945, according to Ralf Blank, head of the Hagen city archive.
During WWII, the NSV was in charge of evacuating children and looking after the civilian population after air raids. They also kept track of pregnancies.
Mr Blank describes the Nazi Party as a “unique find” because there are so few source materials regarding it.
For the time being, the papers will be kept at the city archive, with some of the documents possibly being processed for an exhibition at the city museum.
Nearly 200 people were killed in the disastrous floods that led to the discovery, though the official death toll has yet to be announced.
In what is proving to be a nightmare for officials in both countries, both Germany and Belgium are still fighting to clear mounds of rubbish ranging from washing machines to broken furniture, building debris, chemicals, and raw sewage.
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