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It is a postcard from 1936, with Hitler shaking hands with a lady with the military behind them.

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    A cropped flatbed scan at higher resolution might be helpful. A bit of context (family heirloom?) might help to decipher the name in the address. Commented Feb 8, 2018 at 17:09

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This is a German Kurrent handwriting. When transcribing all letters to a Kurrent font we read:

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which says:

die besten Grüße vom Reichsparteitag 1936 sendet Franz.
best regards from the Nuremberg Rally 1936 sends Franz

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    Very good idea to present the handwriting in Kurrent font, too! Commented Feb 8, 2018 at 11:12
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    Yeah it helps immensely for direct comparison.
    – Takkat
    Commented Feb 8, 2018 at 11:37
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    It's remarkable that you can read a writing system where n, e, m and u all basically just merge into a sawtooth line... Commented Feb 8, 2018 at 15:30
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    ...it puzzles myself sometimes ;) I had to learn Kurrent at school (art lessons) and did some practise later to be able to read correspondence of my grandparents. If you had to write it you will actually see the subtle differences in the letters but if it was a sloppy handwriting it may end in wild guessing rather than reading.
    – Takkat
    Commented Feb 8, 2018 at 15:47
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    @Holger Wow, indeed so. In Russian those two are different letters as well. Handwritten Russian can be as hard to decypher as this Kurrent sometimes. Especially doctor's prescriptions. :) Commented Feb 9, 2018 at 16:10

And additional to Takkat's answer the postal address reads:

Frau Karl M [...] rmann

in Kalkar Kr. Kleve

"Kr." is the abbreviation for "Kreis" which is the administrative district.
The surname is hard to read because of the postmark.
"Karl" is of course a male first name, but 1936 it was quite usual to use the first name of the husband in mailing addresses and similar.

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