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Nazis Tried to Teach Dogs How to Read, Speak During WWII, Report Says

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Undated photo of Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun.AP

A new report reveals that Nazis tried to train dogs to talk, read and spell during World War II in an attempt to build an army of 'fearsome' speaking dogs, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Adolf Hitler created a special dog school in the 1930s to teach the canines to talk, and apparently it worked, according to the report.

One dog allegedly uttered the words "Mein Fuhrer" when asked who Hitler was and another "spoke" by tapping the letters of the alphabet with its paws.

The "Wooffan SS" experiment was uncovered by Dr. Jan Bondeson, a senior lecturer at Cardiff University.

"There were some very strange experiments going on in wartime Germany with regard to the dog-human communication," Bondeson told the Daily Telegraph.

"Hitler was himself interested in the prospect of using educated dogs in the war effort, and he advised representatives of the German army to study their usefulness in the field," he continued.

According to the report, one of the dogs speculated about religion, learned foreign languages and wrote poetry.

The dog school was based in Leutenburg and was led by headmistress Margarethe Schmitt. The school continued throughout World War II.