Ilse Adelman Diaries
Scope and Contents
Two diaries, January 1941-December 1942, kept by a German school girl. Both volumes are called "Kriegstagebuch" (War Diaries) and were most likely part of an regular school assignment or created under direction of the "Bund Deutscher Maedel" which was a constituent of the Hitler Youth.
For the most part the entries document events of war like battles, news from occupied territories and the occasional news of members of the National Socialist Party or of military personnel. The nature of the entries is exclusively official Nazi propaganda and there are no personal impressions or comments. The brief descriptions are accompanied by newspaper clippings or drawings, or in the case of Hitler's birthday 1942, a postcard.
All entries are in German and through March 1942 written in Suetterlin script.
- Creation: 1941-1942
- Adelman, Ilse (Person)
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Purchased in 2011
- Guide to the Ilse Adelman Diaries
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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