Recent archaeological digs at the site of the former Nazi extermination camp, Sobibór, have unearthed personal effects belonging to victims of the Holocaust. Besides various jewellery and watches, a unique pedant of Karoline Cohn, which in 1941 was deported from Germany to the Minsk ghetto, was found as well. Only one other similar pendant is known to exist, belonging to Anne Frank.
How does it look like?
After 70 years at the base of the building, where women were supposed to undress and shave the head during the Nazi times, archaeologists found a triangular pendant. Once the suspension fell under the floorboard and lay in the ground until October 2016. The triangle pendant bears the words “Mazal Tov” written in Hebrew on one side and on the other side the Hebrew letter “ה” (God’s name) as well three Stars of David.
Who is Carolina Cohn?
According to the research, there might be family connection between Cohn and Frank. Both were born in Frankfurt in 1929 but their connection is still not disclosed. Researchers are currently trying to locate relatives of the two families to further explore this avenue.
Karoline was born on July 3, 1929. In 12 years, Cohn was deported to the Minsk ghetto. Scientists are not sure whether she survived in ghettos. But the known thing is that the pendant was in Sobibor, no later than September 1943, when the Minsk ghetto was liquidated.
Scientists believe Carolina Cohn and Anne Frank are somehow connected, but the connection is still disclosed. Both girls were born in Frankfurt, with a difference of one month: Karoline – in July 1929, and Anne – in June. Researchers are currently trying to locate relatives of the two families to further explore this avenue.
Source: Yad Vashem