69 years ago the 1st part of Ringelblum Archive was found

On 18th September, 1946 from under the rubble of a house at Nowolipki 68 on the area of the former ghetto, ten metal cases.

Wide full hd metalowe skrzynki  w kt rych ukryto pierwsz  cz    archiwum ringelbluma

On 18th September, 1946 from under the rubble of a house at Nowolipki 68 on the area of the former ghetto, ten metal cases with dimensions of 15 x 30 x 50 cm were excavated. Papers in the cases were wet, difficult to separate, partially destroyed by mould with traces of rust after paper clips. It was the first of two discovered parts of the Underground Archive of the Warsaw Ghetto, commonly known as the Ringelblum Archive. Today we know that over twenty thousand cards, including drawings and photographs, were placed in these cases...

One of the witnesses to the discovery of the Archive, Michał Borowicz, wrote, „ Rarely do texts live such an intensive lives as those written by several thousand deaths”. However, even these texts are still not commonly known. I hope that it will change when the Jewish Historical Institute has completed its project of publishing all of the materials of the Archive, fulfilling at the same time the will of the Ringelblum and his team. So far, we have managed to publish twelve volumes, further two are being printed, and another two are being prepared. Eventually, there will be about 30 volumes.

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