Escape Tunnel, Dug by Hand, Is Found at Holocaust Massacre Site – The New York Times

Jewish forced laborers dug a tunnel from this holding pit near Vilnius, Lithuania, into the surrounding forest. Credit Ezra Wolfinger for NOVA

A team of archaeologists and mapmakers say they have uncovered a forgotten tunnel that 80 Jews dug largely by hand as they tried to escape from a Nazi extermination site in Lithuania about 70 years ago.

The Lithuanian site, Ponar, holds mass burial pits and graves where up to 100,000 people were…

Source: Escape Tunnel, Dug by Hand, Is Found at Holocaust Massacre Site – The New York Times

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