Woman Finds A Safe Filled With Historic German Treasures

Feb 27, 2016 By Houston Barber

What do you have hiding up in your attic? If you're like most people, you just have a bunch of junk and maybe an item or two that holds some sentimental value. Maybe you're one of the lucky ones, and you are holding onto a priceless artifact without even realizing it. You might even have a secret door that leads to something very mysterious, like this woman who discovered a secret passageway into a hideout. 

There can be a lot of history up in an attic, and no one knows that better than this German woman who recently inherited a house from her aunt. As she was cleaning and dusting every corner of the house, she came across an old safe that looked like it hadn't been opened in decades. She didn't quite know whom it belonged to or where it came from, but its contents would immerse her into a hidden side of German history. 

The story of the safe and what she found inside has been spread throughout the world as people have taken an intense interest to its historical significance. 

This is the safe that was found tucked away in the attic of a house in Germany.


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The house is located in Hamburg, Germany and belonged to a woman who fled from Russia in the 1940s.


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There was a key right next to the safe, so it could easily be opened.


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This is what it looked like when the safe was finally opened.


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When everything inside of the chest was taken out, there was much more than anyone had thought. It was stuffed to the brim with books, letters, and postcards.


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Included inside was an old copy of "Mein Kampf" written by Adolf Hitler.


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The book dated back to 1943 and included a photograph of Hitler. It is said to be worth hundreds of dollars.


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There was also a copy of the novel "Rob Roy," which dated all the way back to 1846.


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A 60-year-old copy of "Lady and the Tramp" was found inside as well.


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The young girl in the middle is the owner of the safe.


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This is her father riding a motorcycle through the German countryside in the 1950s.


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Photographs of young men in the Hitler Youth movement were also found inside.


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The safe was also a treasure trove of German art and design; this is a postcard from 1916.


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Nazi seals were found on the back of the postcards inside.


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The caption on the bottom of this photograph says "A house destroyed by the enemy."


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A photograph of the Kaiser and his heir during WWI.


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Even though the historical artifacts of the safe are worth a lot, the woman who found them doesn't have any interest in selling them. To her, the memories they hold are priceless. 

H/T: Boredom Therapy

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