|This was the barn where Peter buried the documents. It was converted into living quarters during East German control and it wasn't until 1996 that they regained ownership of it again.
Even though this is their property you have to remember that other families lived here for the 40 year period from 1952- 1990. The reunification of Germany has caused some hard feelings between those who owned the land and regained it and those who lived in it for up to 40 years.
|Above are the holes they made in the concrete floor and they had to dig down about 6 feet to get to the cream cans.
Remember that this was a barn in 1952 and was converted into a house during the GDR (German Democratic Republic) days so this is why there was a concrete floor here.
To the left are the 3 cream cans that they hid the valuables and documents in for 40 years.
|Here Peter and Jürgen show one of the aprons that was stored in the cream cans.|