In Lithuania’s Ponar forest, an int’l research team using ground scanning equipment locate the tunnel which Jewish prisoners secretly dug out with spoons to escape their Nazi captors.
By The Associated Press & Israel Hayom Staff
In a Lithuanian forest, an international research team has pinpointed the location of a legendary tunnel that Jewish prisoners secretly dug out with spoons to try to escape their Nazi captors during World War II, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Wednesday.
The tunnel in the Ponar forest, known today as Paneriai, outside the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, is the site where some 100,000 people, including 70,000 Jews, were killed and thrown into pits during Nazi occupation. Continue Reading »