Nazi authorities in occupied Poland were greatly embarrassed to discover a 70-year-old Jew named Adolf Hittler living in a village near Wloclawek, French newspapers reported today.
Hittler, whose name is the same as the German Fuehrer’s, except that he spells it with a double “t”, was born in Latvia but had been living in the Polish village for many years. When he appeared before the Nazi authorities to ask for an exit visa to return to Riga, the Gestapo refused to let him leave, in order to avoid giving publicity to his name. However, Hittler, as a Latvian citizen, appealed to the higher German authorities in Warsaw and was promised permission to return to Latvia.
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