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Silver ring with red glass inset found near a mass Jewish grave site

Object | Accession Number: 2008.76.4

One of 5 rings found together near a mass grave site in Busk, Poland (now Ukraine), by Father Patrick Desbois and Yahad-In Unum in 2006. They were found approximately 30 feet from the largest mass grave at the site, possibly the undressing site. The last Jewish residents of Busk, over 1700 people, were brought to this site and shot by German Einsatzgruppen [killing squads] and troops and local Polish and Ukrainian collaborators. Eyewitness accounts report that many of the victims threw their valuables into the field to keep the Germans from collecting them.

Date
1942-1943  (use)
2006  (found)
Geography
found : mass execution and grave site; Bus'k (Ukraine)
Classification
Jewelry
Category
Rings
Object Type
Rings (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Father Patrick Desbois
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Record last modified: 2018-09-27 16:20:29
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