MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

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Message in a bottle

04-05-2009

Rector Professor Lucjan Suchanek of the State Higher Vocational School (PWSZ) in Oświęcim presented Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum Director Dr. Piotr M. A. Cywiński with the letter, written by Auschwitz prisoners, that was recently discovered during the renovation of one of the buildings at the school. Former prisoner Wacław Sobczak, whose name appears in the letter, and who was one of the prisoners who bricked up the bottle in an aircraft shelter they were building on September 20, 1944. The letter contained the names and numbers of seven prisoners working in this labor detail.

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