Nazi-era prisoners’ message found in bottleApril 28th, 2009 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 28 (RIA Novosti) Construction workers at a Nazi-era concentration camp in southern Poland have found a bottle containing a message by some of the prisoners.
Auschwitz camp was the largest of the concentration camps established in Nazi-occupied Poland during WWII. About 1.1 million people, mainly European Jews, are believed to have been murdered in the camp.
The note, written in pencil on a piece of rough paper, was rolled up in a bottle and hidden in a concrete wall of the building used as the camp’s air raid shelter.
The message contains the names of six Poles and one Frenchman, all between 18 and 20 years old, as well as their camp numbers and hometowns. The men were involved in building the shelter.
At least two of them survived the Nazi camp, an Auschwitz museum official has said.
The discovery will be handed over to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum.
The Auschwitz death camp took its name from the nearby town of Oswiecim. Following the Nazi occupation of Poland in September 1939, Oswiecim was incorporated into Germany and renamed Auschwitz.
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