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16,000 Lost Mementos of Auschwitz Victims Unearthed

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A new collection of Jewish personal belongings from the time of the Holocaust was recently discovered by the Auschwitz Museum.

The Auschwitz Museum says it has rescued from storage 16,000 personal items belonging to Jews killed at the Nazi death camp.

Museum officials said Tuesday that Poland’s former Communist government stored the items — including empty medicine bottles, shoes, jewelry and watches — and then neglected them, Agence France Press reported.

“In most cases, these are the last personal belongings of the Jews led to death in the gas chambers upon selection at the ramp,” the museum said in a statement.

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