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Thursday, 30 June 2016 - 10:01
Escape Tunnel Dug by Jews during Nazi Era Found in Lithuania
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An international research team has located a tunnel in Lithuania used by Jewish prisoners to escape Nazis during World War II, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Wednesday.

The team from Israel, the U.S., Canada and Lithuania used mineral and oil exploration scanning technology to pinpoint the 100-foot-long tunnel located in the Ponar forest about 10 kilometers from Vilnius, Lithuania.

Since 1944, the Ponar site has held the remains of 100,000 people executed by the Nazis, including 70,000 Jews shot and buried from July 1941 through July 1944.

The prisoners dug for 76 nights using their hands, spoons and improvised tools to make the tunnel.

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