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Auschwitz Victim’s Gold Jewelry Unearthed in False Bottom of Mug

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A few staff members at the Auschwitz museum discovered that one of the mugs on display had a false bottom, and inside the secret compartment was a gold ring. Check out pictures of the mug here thanks to our friends at The Forward.

“The hiding of valuable items — repeatedly mentioned in the accounts of survivors, and which was the reason for ripping and careful search of clothes and suitcases in the warehouse for looted items — proves on the one hand 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 future existence,” Piotr Cywinski, director of Auschwitz Museum, said in the statement.

The jewelry found in the mug will be displayed in a form reflecting the manner in which it had been hidden by the owner, the museum said.

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