History continues to surprise us. It has thousands of mysteries in it that we are yet to unfold. We bring for you, one such mystery unfolded recently by the Auschwitz museum team. Auschwitz museum recently found 12,000 pieces of enameled kitchenwares looted by the Germans from people traveling to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Amongst these, there was a cup that caught their attention. Upon scrutinizing the cup, they came to know that it had a double bottom. They split it open and found pieces of exquisite jewelry corroding inside it.
Read on to find out more.
The pieces of jewelry included a ring and a necklace that was made in Poland between 1921 to 1931.
Dr Piotr M. A. Cywiński, the director of the museum, comments that, "The hiding of valuable items ... proves on the one hand to the awareness of the victims as to the robbery nature of the deportation, but on the other hand it shows that the Jewish families constantly had a ray of hope that these items will be required for their existence."
The staff at Auschwitz museum believes that the jewelry links them to events at the Nazi camp that was set in Poland during Hitler's reign, where a million jews were slaughtered recklessly. The victims were stripped of their belongings before they were sent to gas chambers.This cup might have belonged to one such victim who hid his precious possessions in the cup.