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Letter penned on Hitler’s stationery joins Washington DC museum

National Mall, Washington DC.
National Mall, Washington DC. Image by Joseph Gruber / CC BY 2.0

A letter, written by an American soldier in 1945, is to join the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC. But this isn’t any old letter, the nearly 70-year-old note was written on Adolf Hitler’s very own stationery, complete with the Fuhrer’s name and the swastika emblem in the top left corner. The letter was written by Danny Jacobsen, a 26-year-old army sergeant from Oklahoma, at a time when the 179th Infantry were using one of Adolf Hitler’s residences as offices. Jacobsen, now a retired jeweler, had to be persuaded by his son to give the letter to the museum. ‘It’s just a letter. I must’ve sent 20 others on that stationery.’ Read more: miamiherald.com