There was an uprising in 1943 at a Polish Nazi death camp and the German troops tried to hide all evidence forever. The gas chambers were filled up with sand and there was a road constructed right over it to hide the remains.
Archaeologists received a tip off about this place and went digging around the road. After a few weeks, they finally located the camp.
“Finally, we have reached our goal — the discovery of the gas chambers,” archaeologist Yoram Haimi said. “We were amazed at the size of the building and the well-preserved condition of the chamber walls.”
According to AmericaNews, Haimi had two uncles killed at this exact death camp – something that helped to ignite his passion for this particular dig. A number of significant personal items were found around the camp, including a wedding band that reads, “Behold, you are consecrated onto me” in Hebrew.
“The extermination of people took place there; murder by smoke from an engine that killed everyone within 15 minutes in these gas chambers, in torment, shouting,” said fellow archaeologist Wojciech Mazurek. “The Nazis even bred geese in order to drown out these shouts so that prisoners could not have heard these shouts, these torments.”
It is thought that only 50 prisoners made it out alive from this camp by the end of the war.
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