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New corresponding Hitler postcard found

Two days after the soldier Adolf Hitler wrote this postcard to his comrade Karl Lanzhammer telling him about avisit to the dentist, he wrote another one on 21 December 1916 about the painful visit, where he claims 19 of his teeth were extracted.

The second postcard surfaced in Bavaria, just like the first one, which was discovered in 2012 during Europeana’s Family History Roadshow in Munich.

Dated 21 December 1916, the recently discovered correspondence was again addressed to Lanzhammer, who was in the same regiment as Hitler in the war in France. After an evaluation of the dictator’s dental records, it is possible that Hitler may have exaggerated the episode, as only 15 teeth were believed to have been removed, according to German newspaper Münchner Merkur, which broke the news about the postcard. However, the procedure provides an explanation as to why Hitler was not at the front from early October 1916 to early March 1917.

The recently-discovered postcard is privately owned. The owner received the card from his father, who fought in World War Two with a relative of Lanzhammer, and received the card from him.

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Friday 28 and Saturday 29 March 2014, 10:00 - 17:00
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Friday 25 April 2014, 10:00 - 17:00
Museum Het Markiezenhof, Steenbergsestraat 8, 4611 TE Bergen op Zoom


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Arboretum Kalmthout, Heuvel 2, 2920 Kalmthout


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University Library Lucian Blaga, Sibiu

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Library of the High School A. Vlaicu, Orastie


Sunday 22 June 2014, 10:00 - 18:00
Festung Franzensfeste / Forte Fortezza, 39045 Franzensfeste / Fortezza
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Thursday 27 March 2014, 9:00 - 18:00
National Central Library of Rome, Conference Hall
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Bibliothèque nationale de France, 75013 Paris, France
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