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Man Discovers A Hidden Room In His Attic, What He Finds Inside Is Unbelievable

Man Discovers A Hidden Room In His Attic, What He Finds Inside Is Unbelievable

For many of us, our attics are filled with useless junk, old family photographs, and furniture we no longer use. However, for this elderly man, his old family home’s attic was filled with something so amazing that he couldn’t fathom it. He never expected to discover a secret room that would be filled with some of the most unbelievable things.

20. The Old Attic

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It was decades since 83-year-old Rudi Schlattner last saw his childhood home. While going through the house he decided to rummage through the attic to see what he could find. Rudi expected to just find old family photos but instead he discovered something that he never thought of.

19. Fleeing

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When he was only 13-years-old, Rudi and his family were forced to leave their home in Czechoslovakia at the end of World War II. The reason their family had to leave was due to the Czechoslovakian’s government decision to remove any German citizens after the war.

18. Backlash

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Removing many of the German citizens from the country was an aftermath of the war since the Nazi’s had occupied Czechoslovakia since 1945. While some German citizens were told to leave, others were killed. Rudi has always felt that he was lucky to have been able to leave.

17. Uprooted

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Around 1.6 million people were placed into Allie-controlled West Germany. Another 800,000 people were placed into the Soviet-controlled East Germany. The Schlattner family felt blessed to have been able to go to West Germany.

16. Visiting

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After over 70 years, Rudi decided that he wanted to visit his childhood home to see what it would be like. He reached out to officials from his town of Libouch in Czech Republic to see if he could arrange a visit. He had no idea what to expect…

15. Big Changes

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Rudi’s old childhood home was no longer just a home. The home had been turned into a kindergarten and many parts of the house had been remodeled and changed. However, Rudi was fine with that because there was something in particular that he was hoping to see.

14. Representatives

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Rudi was not alone during his trip down memory lane. A rep accompanied him from the local museum, as well as an archaeologist, the kindergarten manager and the mayor. Everyone was eager to see what it was that Rudi was so intent on finding…

13. Searching

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Rudi began to search throughout the attic by tapping on a few wooden boards with a hammer. He listened carefully to any noises that sounded out of place and then began to look for a piece of string that his father told him about. Eventually he found the string and pulled it. Suddenly some boards cane loose…

12. Nervous

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Everyone was nervous about the discovery as they naturally assumed that someone else had already found it. However as Rudi began to pull on the string some more they all quickly discovered that there was more inside than they could ever have dreamed of.

11. Following Instructions

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Rudi followed his father’s instructions exactly the way that they had been told to him. “When he pulled it two boards detached and the shelter full of objects, untouched for 70 years, appeared,” museum employee Tomas Okurka explained to Czech newspaper Blesk.

10. Hidden Possessions

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Before the family was forced to flee to West Germany, Rudi’s father was able to hide all of the family’s prized possessions in the attic. Rudi never expected that everything would still be in there untouched after so many years. “My father built the villa,” Schlattner told the Daily Mail. “He always thought that one day we would return and get it back.”

9. Items

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Some of the initial findings that Rudi managed to pull out were skis, hats, and some clothes hangers. While none of it was particularly valuable, it held a lot of sentimental value to him. The items also were quite interesting due to their historical significance and the team was not expecting the other items they discovered…

8. Mint Condition

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After going through all of Rudi’s father’s old possessions, the team decided to take most of the packages over to a museum in Usti nad Labem. There the team began to unpack the boxes and go through the belongings. They were surprised to find paintings, untouched cigarette cartons and sewing kits all in the most mint condition. You won’t believe who painted some of the pictures.

7. Artist

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Some of the paintings discovered in the attic were original pieces by landscape artist Josef Stegl. The artist had been living in the house during World War II and had left the paintings there. They were in great condition and the museum was amazed to have them in their possession.

6. Years

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Rudi’s father had sealed off the attic almost 70 years ago. His father never lost hope that one day someone from the family would return to the home to reclaim the items left behind. “We thought we would one day return,” he told the Daily Mail, “and that [we] would find a property there.”

5. Government Property

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Although Rudi discovered his father’s old possessions he was unable to claim them as his own. When the Czech government forced the German citizens out they also confiscated any and all of their property. So technically the items in the attic belonging to the Czech government yet Rudi hasn’t let this disappoint him.

4. A-Okay

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Rudi hasn’t let the fact that he can’t reclaim his father’s possessions stop him from enjoying the process of discovering everything that his father kept safe. He has even offered to help the museum identify different items despite his poor health.

3. Incredible Discovery

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Just the sheer fact of finding all of the belongings and in such great shape is a rare and amazing discovery. “Such a complete finding of objects hidden by German citizens after the war is very rare in this region,” Vaclav Houfek, museum manager told the Daily Mail.

2. Seven Decades

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The amazing discovery after seven decades is almost impossible to imagine. The items will now be used as a way to better understand the era and to see just how much World War II affected the lives of so many people. For Rudi, it was an even more meaningful discovery…

1. Rudi’s Discovery

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For Rudi, this discovery was incredibly emotional. After so many years of not seeing his childhood home, being able to see all of the possessions that his father kept safe was more than he ever expected. This shocking discovery allowed all of us to better understand the time.

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