A Woman’s Inheritance Solves the Biggest Mystery of WWII

By 3 years ago

It’s pretty standard when an elderly family member passes away that their most prized possessions are passed along and inherited by the younger generations. Sometimes they pass down family heirlooms and photographs, jewelry or property, but sometimes, they pass down items that have seemingly lost all value and their family overlooks it as junk. Over time, even the coolest items can be forgotten in dusty attics or mildewed basements only to be discovered by the people who eventually inherit the property. After inheriting a home from her great aunt, one woman in Germany came upon a heavy safe in her house, weathered over time. She cracked it open and peered inside, only to find something that proved to be quite surprising…

 

Finding the Safe

This mysterious safe was found by a young German woman in her great aunt’s home. It was in rough shape. She had no idea what could be so valuable that her great aunt would have to keep it in such a serious and secure box, and the amount of rust covering it made her nervous about what could be inside…

 

 Fleeing Russia

The woman’s great aunt had fled Russia and settled in Hamburg in the 1940s. During that time, many people around the world (and Europe in particular) were doing their best to emigrate in order to avoid persecution. This woman’s aunt, it seemed, had jumped from the frying pan into the fire…

 

 The Key

At first, her niece thought that there was no way she would ever find out what was inside this intense looking metal box. It was securely locked and even the hinges were bolted, which meant that getting it to open could be really tricky. Luckily, after cleaning out her great aunt’s house she found an old metal key…

 

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