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Nazi blueprint for North American Holocaust acquired by Canada archive

German researcher’s 1944 book, once owned by Adolf Hitler, lists Jewish residents of US and Canada
The 137-page book was compiled in 1944 by Heinz Kloss, a German researcher and Linguist. Photograph: HO/AFP/Getty Images

A book once owned by Adolf Hitler, which scholars suspect was a blueprint for a Holocaust in North America, has been acquired by Canada’s national archive.

The rare book, of which only a handful of copies remain, was bought online by government librarians last year and unveiled for the first time in Ottawa on Wednesday. The acquisition, which curators say will preserve a critical piece of history, comes at

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