Sometimes life gives us most incredible surprises. You may remember stories of people who became rich by accident.
One German woman inherited a house after the death of her aunt. In one of the rooms, she found an old rusty safe. Many years ago, in the 1940s, her aunty immigrated to Hamburg from Russia fleeing persecution. The safe was securely locked, but the woman was lucky to find the key.
After opening it, the woman saw nothing but a lid. First, she thought her efforts were in vain. But then she noticed a hidden compartment!
There she found a lot of interesting things. There were letters, photographs, and postcards from the time of World War II.
The woman did not know the people in the photos but assumed they were relatives of her aunt and, consequently, of hers.
But most of all, the niece of the deceased was surprised by Adolf Hitler's ‘Mein Kampf.’ A chill went down her spine when she saw that the book was published in 1943 – at the time of total terror.
Such a rare edition can cost up to $350.
The woman found several other rare books in the safe, including ‘Rob Roy’ by Walter Scott, ‘Leipzig,’ and ‘Lady and the Tramp.’
And who would have thought that Nivea cream existed back then?
Such finds help us take a peek at the past and slightly lift the veil of secrecy. Who knows how many more similar discoveries are left to be made.