Previously unseen photo of dead Himmler released

Published on February 22nd, 2011 | by Admin

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A previously unreleased photograph of Nazi leader Heinrich Himmler taken moments after his suicide is due to be auctioned.

After his death, Army chiefs released propaganda photographs of the monster’s corpse slumped on the floor and a makeshift bed.

But Lance Corporal Adderley kept the stark, grainy close-up taken at a British safe house in Luneburg amongst his own wartime mementoes. His official statement at the time read: ‘This photograph was taken while he was still warm.’

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Story: Daily Mail | Photo: Photographic News Agency

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