Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Personal items of Auschwitz prisoners found

Several hundred personal items and objects of everyday use belonging to Holocaust victims at the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz have been discovered.
The discovery was made during conservation work near Crematorium No. 3. The find includes medication, jewels, cosmetics, family mementoes, toys, baby bottles and dummies. Many of them have inscriptions in Hungarian as all the objects belonged to Hungarian Jews, who were brought to Auschwitz and killed there between May and July 1944.
A total of 430,000 Hungarian Jews were brought to Auschwitz during that period and most of them were exterminated by the Germans.
A spokesman for the Auschwitz Museum said that all the newly-found objects will undergo conservation in the museum’s workshops and some of them will then be put on display in a new exhibition, currently in preparation.(Polskieradio)  

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