Budapest - Hungarian Couple Uncovers 6,300 Nazi Documents Of Murdered Jews Behind Apartment Wall
Budapest - During a routine renovation of a Budapest apartment in August, workers unearthed over 6000 Holocaust-era documents from the dwelling’s walls, giving researchers an unprecedented glimpse into the historical treatment of Jews in the city during wartime.
THEGUARDIAN.com (http://bit.ly/1PRXGW4) reports that workers accidentally discovered the trove after sticking a screwdriver through a crack in the wall of the building which overlooks Hungary’s parliament.
Building co-owner Brigitte Berdefy said workers initially detected paper, but then her husband saw handwriting while taking a closer look.
The 6300 documents turned out to be from Budapest’s 1944 census, with detailed notations on which homes housed Jews and Christians.
Upon receiving the documents, Budapest archivist Istvan Kenyeres said he was amazed at the preservation of the trove.
“The content and scale of the finding is unprecedented,” Kenyeres said. “It helps to fill a huge gap in the history of the Holocaust in Budapest.”
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