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Ingeborg Hartmann Diary

Identifier: SC 01127

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Scope and Contents

This volume is a combination of printed calendar, yearbook and diary, kept by Ingeborg Hartmann (b. 1919). It is titled "Der Merker, Jugendjahrbuch des BDU" and was published by the "Verlag des Volksbundes fuer das Deutschtum im Ausland," Berlin. The printed content is propaganda supporting the German national-socialist regime and its politics, and contains a photograph of and quotations by Adolf Hitler. Other printed content are short articles about ethnic German communities abroad, information on the Hitler Youth and the German military, as well as a few biographies, stories and poems, etc.

Ingebord Hartmann's handwritten entries include brief diary-style notations for most days from January 1939 to March 1940, her weekly schedule, a wish list of books, some personal data, and address list, and a list of birthday presents made in 1939. Ingeborg Hartman was a member of the national-socialist youth organization Bund Deutscher Maedel (a constituent organization of the Hitler Youth) and 20 years old at the time she kept this diary.

All entries are in German and written in Suetterlin script.

Filed with the diary is a one-page listing of a few selected entries that have been excerpted and translated into English or summarized (also in English) by the seller. This has not been verified for accuracy.


  • Creation: 1939-1940


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Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased in 2011

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