Close-up of the keyboard on an old, black metal typewriter.

Adolf Hitler's Typewriter

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Bessemer, Alabama

This manual German-Groma 1930s typewriter was captured by the Allies at Adolf Hitler's mountain hideaway, the "Eagle's Nest," near Saltzburg, Austria at the end of World War II. It's the Hall of History's most popular exhibit, even though it's never mentioned in any of the museum's literature.

Curator Mable Waites discovered the typewriter in the museum's basement storage in the mid-1980s, and the museum hasn't had any peace since. Lots of people want to type their names on it, but Mable couldn't find a ribbon that fits. Mable's successor continues the search.

Also see: Hitler is Alive!

Adolf Hitler's Typewriter

Bessemer Hall of History Museum

1905 Alabama Ave., Bessemer, AL
Bessemer Hall of History Museum. I-20 exit 112. Drive east two miles on 18th St. Turn left onto Alabama Ave., just before the train tracks. Drive two blocks; museum on right.
T-Sa 10-12, 1-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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