Old Diaries

A real treasure of information is also hidden in old diaries. They often describe a long period of time in great detail. In addition to insights into the life of the author, they provide an overview of contemporary history.
Diaries were companions in times of war, contained travelogues and were often begun at the birth of a child. Sometimes you can be lucky enough to come across old photos that give history a face.

an old opened diary with flowers and a photo