In 1946, an archive of personal letters to Adolf Hitler was discovered in Hitler’s former Chancellery in what was then the Russian sector of Berlin. The man who made the discovery, Willy Eucker, was a German with a long history of anti-Nazi activity. He had been imprisoned for treason in 1933, soo…
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The Poem in the Pocket
‘The note stated that it was by Borges, and I believed that, or at least I wanted to believe it.’