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Russia’s Sobibór memorial exclusion by Poland sours Moscow’s relationship with Jerusalem

Israel’s envoy to Russia was summoned by their Foreign Ministry after Poland decided to exclude Moscow from an int’l project to build a museum and memorial site for those murdered at the Nazi extermination camp.
– Moscow perturbed because they expected Jerusalem to intervene on their behalf.

By Itamar Eichner


The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned Israel’s Ambassador to Moscow Gary Koren over the weekend to provide clarifications after Poland decided to exclude Russia from a commemoration project for the victims of the Nazi extermination camp in Sobibór.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova asserted in a television interview in Russia that “Israel’s position—to allow Russia’s exclusion of the project—is bordering on historical betrayal.” Continue Reading »

Sobibor WWII death camp gas chambers uncovered in archaeological dig

The personal effects of victims, including wedding rings, were found near gas chambers where some 250,000 Jews were murdered at the German built Sobibor death-camp in Poland, which the Nazis bulldozed & covered up with trees to conceal their crimes.

By Lahav Harkov & JPOST.COM STAFF



An archaeological dig in Poland has revealed the location of the gas chambers at the Sobibor death camp, Yad Vashem announced on Wednesday.


Sobibor death camp

Sobibor death camp. – Photo: REUTERS

Some 250,000 Jews were murdered at Sobibor, but on October 14, 1943, about 600 prisoners revolted and briefly escaped. Between 100 and 120 prisoners survived the revolt, and 60 of those survived the war. Continue Reading »