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Nazi Time Capsule Dug Up, Opened In Search For Historic Film

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In this photo taken Sept. 13 at the National Museum's laboratory in Szczecin, Poland, the contents of a Nazi-era time capsule are shown. (AP Photo/Sebastian Kuropatnicki)

By    |   Thursday, 22 Sep 2016 01:57 PM

A Nazi time capsule was dug up in Poland earlier this month, and researchers were hoping to find a documentary movie showing the celebration of the town's 600th anniversary in 1933.

Zlocieniec, Poland, researchers dug up the copper cylinder, which was buried in 1934, from the remains of the Ordensburg Krossinsee training center, which was used to train future Nazi leaders, according to the Daily Mail. The town was called Falkenburg at the time and was part of Nazi Germany, The Associated Press noted.

While the time capsule held no film, researchers found a book documenting 600 years of the town's history and newspapers from 1934. They also discovered an original Nazi badge and two volumes of Adolf Hitler's book "Mein Kampf," along with envelopes filled with coins, photos, and letters.

Archeologists expected to find the capsule in the area, but could not access it for years, according to RT.com. They had to break through concrete, Nazi-planted mines and wade through water to finally find the capsule.

It took more than a week of digging before researchers, led by archaeologist Marcin Peterleitner, found the pit used by Nazi officials to plant the time capsule, History.com noted. Researchers used photographs from the original dedication ceremony as a guide to locate the capsule, which they found on Sept. 6.

The letters found inside the capsule were written to future residents of the Nazi training facility who the creators thought would find the capsule. Peterleitner said the items were "perfectly preserved," according to RT.com.

The discovered items are now in the National Museum in Szczecin in Poland. The museum plans to inventory, translate, and preserve the contents and then make them available to public.

The former Ordensburg Krossinsee training center is currently used by the Polish army as barracks.

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