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Camp Excavations Unearth Pendant like Anne Frank's

A pendant with the Hebrew words (Photo: Yoram Haimi/IAA/ASHERNET)

Israeli researchers found a pendant belonging to a young girl who died in a Poland extermination camp – and it looks almost identical to the one Anne Frank had worn. Researchers wonder if the two girls were possibly related.

Researchers conducting an archaeological excavation at the Sobibor extermination camp in eastern Poland, one of the most notorious Nazi death camps, have uncovered a pendant that appears identical to one belonging to teenage diarist Anne Frank, Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial museum said Sunday.

Archaeologists found the pendant under the remains of a hut where the hair of Jewish women was cut off before they were sent to the gas chambers. There, beneath the floorboards, they also found hairpins and other jewelry that had apparently fallen off more than 70 years ago…

Yad Vashem says it has confirmed that the pendant belonged to a Jewish girl named Karoline Cohn, who perished in Sobibor and may have been connected to Frank. Both girls were born in Frankfurt in 1929, and historians have found no other pendants like theirs.

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