Here’s What Was Found Inside A Hidden Nazi Time Capsule

by : Tom Percival on : 18 Sep 2016 06:52

A sinister time capsule buried by Nazis under a camp that trained future Nazi leaders has been unearthed in Poland. 

Inside the capsule Polish researchers discovered perfectly preserved Nazi memorabilia including Hitler’s notorious book Mein Kampf, newspaper clippings, as well as coins, photos and letters.


The time capsule’ was found in Zlocieniec, a Polish town which was part of Germany until 1945, and the copper capsule contained a book documenting the town’s 600 year history.

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It was buried underneath the Ordensburg Krossinsee centre, a building the Nazi’s built in 1934 to train their future leaders, and is currently used by the Polish Army.

Archaeologists have known the capsule was there for decade but were unable to get to it until now, The Daily Mail reports.


Researchers had to use a smash their way through concrete, dodge German mines and slop through groundwater to get at the tube.

Dr Marcin Peterleitner, who was involved in the excavation, explained that the artefacts in the time capsule were all ‘perfectly preserved’ and looked like they’d been put in the tube yesterday.

The items in the capsule have been sent to the National Museum in Szczecin.

Tom Percival

More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism. Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV. He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.

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    Reichsmarks, a Nazi badge and two volumes of Mein Kampf: Nazi 'time capsule' from 1934 found buried in cement at Hitler's former training school