We all know that, unfortunately, the Nazis committed a host of atrocities during the Second World War. And yes, the biggest and most terrifying one was their attempted extermination of the Jewish people, along with many other minorities and marginalized groups.
And, when the Nazis were defeated, they attempted to cover up the evidence of their actions by killing the witnesses and burning their extermination facilities to the ground. And, you’ll be shocked when we tell you that one of these sites, a death camp in Sobibor, Poland, was recently excavated, and what they found there is too shocking for words. Take a look at the article below and find out more about this.
Did you know that Poland, which Germany occupied from the beginning of the war, was home to many of the worst camps, including Auschwitz and Treblinka? Yes, and Sobibor was another camp where Jews and other marginalized groups were sent to die. The camp was part of Operation Reinhard, under which 2 million people were systematically murdered. Trainloads of victims were shipped in on these very rails and never left.
When the war was finally over, the Nazis we’re trying to cover their tracks. So, what happened? Well, they burned the camps to the ground and filled in the graves with concrete. Recently, a team of Polish and Israeli archaeologists went to the Sobibor site with a mission to uncover these crimes. They hoped to find out what had happened there, and maybe bring some peace to the souls of the departed.
Yoram Haimi, one of the Israeli archeologists, had two uncles who had died at the camp. The researchers found bodies, and a frightening number of them. Just 60 prisoners made it out of the camp alive by the war’s end. And, unfortunately, the rest were put in mass graves. This was a well once used by the prisoners. Many likely attempted to escape down that terrifying hole, but few were rarely lucky to flee these atrocities.
Source: Simple Capacity