February 5, 2017 Faith Matters

Polish museum shows items recently uncovered at the former Sobibor Nazi death camp

Poland has put on display over 3,000 artifacts recovered from the site of a former Nazi concentration camp.

The items are mostly personal effects that belonged to prisoners in the Sobibor prison.

Which killed at least 250,000 Jews during World War Two, although exact numbers are unknown.

Eyeglasses, jewellery, and children’s belongings taken from them before being sent to their death in gas chambers.

The exhibit is at the Majdanek state museum in the Polish city of Lublin – each item a testimony to human existence.

The museum says that in most cases it’s impossible to determine who specifically owned the items.

But coins uncovered in the excavation suggest prisoners came from Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Czech Republic and Poland itself.