Post office goes by rules and delivers Hitler card

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Roel R.
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Lid geworden op: 21 sep 2003, 01:50

Post office goes by rules and delivers Hitler card

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By Kate Connolly in Berlin
(Filed: 11/02/2005)

The German post office has displayed its adherence to the rulebook by delivering a card addressed "Adolf Hitler, Reichstag" to the current seat of government in Berlin.

The postcard - sent from Britain and addressed to "Führer Adolf Hitler, Reichstag, German Parliament, Berlin" - was forwarded to the Bundestag this week.

The post office had efficiently stamped it with the remark: "mail corrected due to wrong address, please alert the sender".

It had printed the "correct address", Deutscher Bundestag, 11011 Berlin, on the base of the card.

The mail sorting office of the Bundestag, which is housed in the revamped Reichstag building, once the seat of Hitler's government, thought that it was on the receiving end of a poor post office joke.

But a spokesman for the Deutsche Post said he thought post office staff had acted correctly. "We are under obligation to deliver every piece of mail if possible, but we are not moral arbiters concerning who a letter is from or addressed to," said a spokesman, Dirk Klasen.

"Of course, if the addressee is Adolf Hitler, you might well ask to whom it should be sent, but the fact is the Reichstag still exists, so we had to send it, according to our usual routine."

The handwritten postcard began "Dear Führer Hitler" and was signed by a "Herr T".

Dated Jan 26, but with an indecipherable postmark, it read: "I love and like you so much. I am your very best good friend and your SS personnel.

"Thank you so much for coming to see me in your splendid image last night... you have my life... and all my money."

The postcard concluded with a copy of an encyclopaedia entry on the "Legend of the Welsh Lovespoon".
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Wat zijn die postbode's tegenwoordig ook plichtsgetrouw...
Wel ben ik benieuwd wie er achter die kaart zit trouwens.

Cover up your face, you can't run the race.
The pace is too fast, you just won't last.
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