Holocaust Victims’ Auschwitz Items Rediscovered After 50 Years

MAINZ, Germany — The personal belongings of thousands of Holocaust victims have been found after more than half a century, officials said Tuesday.

More than 16,000 objects — including fragments of shoes, jewelry, watches, and keys — were excavated in 1967 near a gas chamber and crematorium at Auschwitz.

They were likely the last personal belongings of Jews and other victims being led to their deaths by the Nazis.

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