Diary of an anonymous German girl, 1939-41 available online

The newly digitized Diary of an anonymous German girl, 1939-41, is available for viewing on its Rice Digital Scholarship web page: http://scholarship.rice.edu/handle/1911/27445.

The finding aid is located here: http://archives.library.rice.edu/repositories/2/resources/229.

The manuscript diary is by a young German girl from the Saarland area of Germany, possibly from a rich, Catholic family. The bulk of the diary pertains to the girl’s personal life and daily activities; however, comments about conditions in Germany during the war are also found in the work.

The diary is written in German. It was found in Saarburg by the donor, who arrived to the German town during World War II with occupation troops. According to donor’s letter, the town was deserted at the time of the diary’s discovery.

No biographical information about the diary’s author is available. The diary was found in Saarburg by the donor, who arrived to the German town during World War II with occupation troops. According to donor’s letter, the town was deserted at the time of the diary’s discovery.

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