After inheriting a home from her great aunt, one woman in Germany came upon a heavy safe in her house. After cracking it open and peering inside, she found something that proved to be a little surprising.
This is the mysterious safe she found in her great aunt’s home. It was in rough shape.
The woman’s great aunt had fled Russia and settled in Hamburg in the 1940’s.
Luckily, there was a key.
And just like that, the safe was open.
And there was some pretty interesting stuff inside.
It was full of books, letters, and pictures.
It also held a copy of Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler.
This copy was published in 1943.
It could be worth about $350.
She also found the novel Rob Roy by W. Scott.
This book was published back in 1846.
An old copy of Lady and the Tramp was also inside.
This copy was published in 1953.
She believes that the little girl in this picture was her grandmother.
This picture shows her grandfather riding a motorcycle around 1950.
There were pictures of boys who were apparently part of the Hitler Youth movement.
This postcard is from 1916.
This one is from 1941, and has a Nazi government stamp.
Another postcard from 1916.
The caption at the bottom of this print says, “A house destroyed by the enemy.”
Who knew they had Nivea cream back then?
Finally, this is a photo of the Kaiser’s heir during the First World War.
The woman explained that most of this stuff, like the copy of Mein Kampf, was the sort of thing everyone was expected to own during that period of German history. But while this safe might have housed a few things that could be sold, the historical significance of the items is invaluable.