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Directory of evil: World War II Nazi phone book up for auction

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Victor Schenck
Sep 20, 2017 12:58
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A chilling Nazi-era telephone directory containing details of some of the key figures from the Third Reich is going up for auction in the U.K.

The ‘leather’ cloth-bound directory was recovered from the Reich Chancellery in Berlin at the end of World War II by Capt.

John Hodge, an officer in the British Grenadier Guards, according to auction house Henry Aldridge & Son.

The directory, which is collated A-Z, contains over 200 handwritten names, private telephone numbers, and in some cases the addresses of top Nazi officials, including Heinrich Himmler, Joseph Goebbels, Rudolph Hess, Hermann Goering, Joachim Von Ribbentrop, Reinhard Heydrich, Albert Speer and Albert Bormann.

There is one notable omission from the directory: Adolf Hitler.

A folded letter from Goebbels was found in the phone book and has remained with it to this day.

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