Treasures Emerge From Field of the Dead at Maidanek, WW II Concentration Camp





Adam Frydman went back to a field on the grounds of Poland's Maidanek to look for prized possessions buried by concentration camp victims--like himself. He held two rings that had been buried there, inches below the ground, by inmates facing death. He and his father and brother were imprisoned there 62 years ago.

Four Maidanek survivors who live in Australia came here with Israeli archaeologists, Israeli and European amateur investigators and British and American documentarians. They found exactly what they were looking for: evidence validating indelible memories that for whatever motivation, desperate people facing imminent death had scratched burrows into the earth and secreted objects largely of sentimental value.



comments powered by Disqus
History News Network