Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Israeli archaeologist digs into Nazi death camp

Israeli archaeologist Yoram Haimi, left, talking to young people from the Dror School in Israel about his findings
at the site of the former German Nazi death camp of Sobibor,
in eastern Poland, on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012.
Dror school is trying to find remains of the camp still hidden in the ground in order to redraw its shape.
The Nazis burned the camp to the ground in to erase all trace of it as the Soviet Red Army was approaching.
AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski
When Israeli archaeologist Yoram Haimi decided to investigate his family's unknown Holocaust history, he turned to the skill he knew best: He began to dig.

After learning that two of his uncles were murdered in the infamous Sobibor death camp, he embarked on a landmark excavation project that is shining new light on the workings of one of the most notorious Nazi killing machines, including pinpointing the location of the gas chambers where hundreds of thousands were killed -- Aron Heller, Associated Press via charter.net

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