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DALLAS — A fter fighting his way across Europe during World War II, John Pistone was among the U.S. soldiers who entered Adolf Hitler’s home nestled in the Bavarian Alps as the war came to a close.

Making his way through the Berghof, Hitler’s home near Berchtesgaden, Germany, Pistone came across a table with shelves underneath. Exhilarated by the certainty of victory over the Nazis, Pistone grabbed an album filled with photographs of paintings as a souvenir.

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