Archaeologists recently discovered more evidence of the evil of Nazi Germany.
Underneath a former Nazi concentration camp in eastern Poland, they discovered the remnants of gas chambers that were intentionally hidden by the Nazis.
It is estimated that these gas chambers killed up to 250,000 people.
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The Yad Vashem International Institute for Holocaust Research provides detail on the camp:
“The Sobibór Extermination Camp was located near the village and railway station of Sobibór, in the eastern part of the Lublin district in Poland, not far from the Chełm-Włodawa railway line. The camp was established along with the extermination camps of Treblinka and Bełżec as part of Aktion Reinhard. Built in March 1942, it was basically composed of three parts, each individually fenced in: the administration area, the reception area, and the extermination area. In addition, there was a section of forest in the northern part of the camp where the Nazis had begun to construct a bunker. During the period of the camp’s operation, April 1942 – October 1943, about 250,000 Jews were murdered there. In the wake of the camp uprising that occurred on 14 October 1943, the Germans decided to dismantle the camp. Apart from certain structures that have been dismantled since the war and the few buildings in connection to the camp that are still standing, the site has remained bare lacking any real trace of the former extermination camp.”
One archaeologist, Wojciech Mazurek, talked about the evil of the camp: “The extermination of people took place there; murder by smoke from an engine that killed everyone within 15 minutes in these gas chambers, in torment, shouting. It is said that … the Nazis even bred geese in order to drown out these shouts so that prisoners could not have heard these shouts, these torments.”
Due to the fact that very few prisoners made it out of Sobibór alive, little is known about the camp. The archaeologists currently at work hope to change this.
h/t: the Blaze
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