The Discovery of a Jewish Girl’s Necklace in Sobibor…

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The pendant is almost identical to one that belonged to Anne Frank, and researchers are trying to determine whether the two were related…

Vad Hashem and the Israel Antiquities Authority recently unearthed a pendant almost identical to one that belonged to Anne Frank. Now, researchers are trying to meet with with the pendant’s original owner to determine if the families were related. Haaretz reports on the remarkable discovery…

The girl, Karoline Cohn, was born in Frankfurt on July 3, 1929. On November 11, 1941, she was deported to the Minsk ghetto. What happened to her next is unclear. But her necklace was brought to Sobibor in September 1943, either by her or by someone else.

The items included one triangular pendant that bore some clues to its owner. One side was engraved with the words “mazel tov” in Hebrew, the date July 3, 1929, and the name of the city Frankfurt am Main in German. The other side bore the Hebrew letter “heh” and three Stars of David.

“The pendant we found once again demonstrates the importance of archaeological research at the death camps,” added Haimi. “Karoline’s moving story is the story of the Jews who arrived and were murdered at the camp, and it’s important to tell this story.”

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The pendant is almost identical to one that belonged to Anne Frank, and researchers are trying to determine whether the two were related…

 

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