Hidden objects found at Auschwitz concentration camp
1.1 million people were murdered here, almost 1 million of them Jews. Image: xiquinhosilva Wikimedia CC BY SA 2.0
Cutlery and tools among other objects were found under a chimney. It is believed to be hidden there by prisoners with handicraft skills.
Austrian National Trust Fund for Victims of Socialism has been renovating Block 17, situated on the main camp, for an upcoming exhibition. The reason for collecting these items is unclear but it is believed that it could be for repairing clothes, locksmithing or preparing for an escape.