Children’s Shoes Found in Dig at Last Stand of Warsaw Ghetto Fighters

The Jewish Combat Organization, or ZOB, was headquartered in the recently unearthed bunker. After the Germans discovered this hiding place in 1943, about 120 of the Jewish fighters there died by suicide

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Children’s shoes and eating utensils were found this month in an archaeological dig in the bunker of Mordechai Anielewicz, the commander of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. Jacek Konik, an archaeologist and historian with the Warsaw Ghetto Museum who heads the research at the site, said one of the items found was a shoe belonging to a 10-year-old girl that had been in the ground for nearly 80 years. A smaller shoe belonging to a different child was found next to it.

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