According to media sources on Sunday, a house restoration project in a yard in Lodz, central Poland, has reportedly found 400 or so artifacts thought to have been buried by their Jewish owners during World War II.
Hanukkah menorahs and other everyday items, according to historians, are among the artifacts, TVN24 said.
According to the regional agency for preserving historical artifacts, they are mainly silver-plated tableware, menorahs, and glass containers for cosmetics.
Last Monday, the office’s specialists announced on Facebook that the city’s Archaeology Museum would receive the items.
Two hanukkiahs were lit on December 22 as part of a Hannukah celebration hosted by the city’s Jewish community after the stash was discovered in December.
The artifacts were discovered at the edge of the Litzmannstadt Ghetto, which the Nazi German occupiers of Lodz erected there in February 1940 and housed roughly 200,000 Jews from all over Europe until August 1944.
The majority of prisoners passed away there or in detention camps.