Photo Gallery: Teen Life in WWII Berlin
06/12/2013
In December 1942, while Allied bombs rained on Berlin and Nazi troops fought...
Brigitte Eicke

In December 1942, while Allied bombs rained on Berlin and Nazi troops fought for control of Stalingrad, 15-year-old Brigitte Eicke began keeping a diary. The young office apprentice was keen to practice her stenography skills, and for the next three years, she wrote in it every single day. For today's readers, it's a fascinating slice of social history. Here, Eicke and her friends took a gramophone along on a day trip to a lake outside Berlin in the summer of 1943. Even at the height of the war, she and her friends had fun whenever they could.