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Last Communication from the Auschwitz Death Camp

Updated on April 28, 2009

 As if the 1.1 million Jews who died in the Auschwitz death during WW2 were wanting to be heard one last time--please don't forget us--on April 20th, 2009, workers at a construction site were excavating a cellar of a building near the camp discovered a glass bottle within a concrete wall, which once served as a station for Nazi guards of the camp.

What are the odds that the bottle in a concrete wall would not break during the random and careless destruction of a wall during a renovation? Eerie.

Inside the bottle was a paper note and on it were several young adult names, ages18-20 yrs. The author no doubt wanted to be remembered and knew he would be sent to the furnace at some time. The concrete wall is in a school that prisoners had been compelled to reinforce. The school's buildings, a few hundred yards from the camp, were used as warehouses by the Nazis, who wanted them protected against air raids.

Dated September 9th, 1944, the note also contains camp numbers, hometowns of prisoners, six from Poland and one from France. It was the writer's last attempt to let others know he did exist at one time. Two of the names on the list, as history shows, did survive the camp and lived their lives. Auschwitz-Birkenau was the largest extermination camp, where the mass murder of prisoners by gassing using Zyklon-B was a daily ritual.

The Russians liberated the Auschwitz camp on January 27, 1945.


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