Message in a bottle from hell

| 28/04/2009

(BBC): Builders working near the site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp have found a message in a bottle written by prisoners, museum officials say. The message, written in pencil and dated 9 September 1944, bears names, campnumbers and home towns of seven young inmates from Poland and France. At least two survived the Nazi camp, an Auschwitz museum official said. The bottle was buried in a concrete wall in a school that prisoners had been compelled to reinforce. The school’s buildings, a few hundred metres from the camp, were used as warehouses by the Nazis, who wanted them protected against air raids.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    As a person with Jewish heritage I am experience a gamut of emotions while perusing information that emerges like this. It speaks to the human spirit, renders us speachless….and thoughtful.

    It highlights tenacity…hope…passion to survive….innovation 

    Hate cannot triumph, even as dissagreements are must be accommodated as normal and human. 

    I salute triumph under adversity