About 400 objects are believed to have had their Jewish owners During World War II they hid in the ground They were discovered during the renovation of a house in a courtyard in Lodz, central Poland – more precisely in Warsaw.
Historians noted the objects They include Hanukkah menorahs and items used in everyday life. Most of them were silver tableware, menorahs and glassware, according to a statement released by the Regional Office for the Preservation of Historical Objects.
Another Polish media outlet, o2.plHe further explained that Perfume bottles and cigarette holders were found in the treasury, located about 70 centimeters underground. The experts of the office hoped that these materials would be given to the city’s archaeological museum.
The hoard was discovered in December Two more Hanukkahs were burned on Dec. 22 during Hanukkah organized by the city’s Jewish community. But this news came out only last week. Most of the items were wrapped in newspaper.
The address at 23 Polnogna Street, where the objects were found, It was just outside the perimeter of the Litzmanstadt ghetto that the occupying Nazi Germans established in Lodz. Between February 1940 and August 1944, approximately 200,000 Jews from all over Europe were interned.
Most prisoners died there or in concentration camps. Regarding the invention, Described as “remarkable, especially in size”.Agnieszka Kowalewska-Wojcik is director of the city’s municipal investment board in central Poland.
“These are very valuable historical items because they testify to the history of the building’s inhabitants”He told me to shut up. Experts agreed that cache It was hidden by the prisoners in the hope that they would return to retrieve it after the conflict ended.
For his part, David Kurfinkel of the local Jewish community considered the discovery a “Hanukkah miracle.” “I feel that the articles should tell us something,” he commented. One of the menorahs is decorated with the Polish national symbol, the eagle, he said.
“It is a patriotic feature that makes members of the Jewish community proud of their appearance,” he emphasized. Likewise, finally, one of the workers involved in the discovery agreed It is the “most valuable and wonderful treasure” ever discovered.
The property will be completely renovated if the items are salvaged. You will get a new homepage. The interior layout of the rooms will be reconstructed, thanks to which separate kitchens and bathrooms will be created in the apartments, which will then be rented out.
The courtyard will also undergo a major renovation. It will be covered with pavers and grass will be planted in the designated area. There will be plenty of trees – 11 new plantings – as well as low shrubs and flower beds. The new space will have benches, bicycle racks and places for children.
With information from AP