jewellery and history

Staff at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum made a poignant discovery when they found jewellery hidden behind the false bottom of a mug. “During the works to secure the enamelled kitchenware located at the main exhibition, it turned out that one of the mugs has a double bottom. It was very well hidden, however, due to the passage of time, the materials underwent gradual degradation, and the second bottom separated from the mug.

“Under it, among others was a woman’s ring made of gold and a necklace wrapped in a piece of canvas.”

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