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Secret Jewish Escape Tunnel Found in Lithuania

Article about: Links below feature news on the discovery of a tunnel in Ponar forest, dug by Jews of the Leichenkommando (Corpse Unit/Detail) to escape their captors on the night of 15th April 1944. Althou

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    Default Secret Jewish Escape Tunnel Found in Lithuania

    Links below feature news on the discovery of a tunnel in Ponar forest, dug by Jews of the Leichenkommando (Corpse Unit/Detail) to escape their captors on the night of 15th April 1944. Although 40 people made their escape through the narrow tunnel, guards were alerted by the disturbance and hunted down the majority of the escapees, with only eleven surviving the war - from a dozen who managed to reach nearby partisans following their escape. As Soviet forces approached, the SS forced around 80 inmates from KZ-Stutthof to perform the arduous task of disposing of the dead that were being burned in numerous pits. One such pit, where the dead had been buried earlier, was used to hold the prisoners and it was there that they made their escape through a 34m long tunnel dug with their hands, improvised tools and spoons. The tunnel took over two months to reach the desired length.

    WW2 Jewish escape tunnel uncovered in Lithuania's Ponar forest - BBC News

    Tunnel used by Jewish prisoners to escape Nazis found in Lithuania
    Experienced guide and published author leading detailed study trips to the former KZ sites of Nazi Germany. Contact for further details.

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    The desperate superhuman efforts that men can accomplish to stay alive.
    Thanks for the link Carl.

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    its interesting reading.saw it in the newspapers Carl.

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    Quote by harryamb2 View Post
    its interesting reading.saw it in the newspapers Carl.
    Any further information in the article you read Harry..?
    Experienced guide and published author leading detailed study trips to the former KZ sites of Nazi Germany. Contact for further details.

    www.concentrationcamptours.com

    www.concentrationcampmoney.com


    "maka akaŋl oyate maŋi pi ki le, tuweŋi wypeya oki hi sni"

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    A testament to the men who dared not lie down in front of their oppressors.
    BOB

    LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.

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    Brave and desperate people!..
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    Thanks Carl, yet another testament to the power of the human spirit. Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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