Holocaust victims’ shoes stolen from Majdanek death camp museum

Eight shoes that belonged to Holocaust victims and displayed at the site of the Nazi death camp Majdanek in Poland (pictured) were stolen. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(JNS.org) Eight shoes that belonged to Holocaust victims of the Poland-based Nazi death camp Majdanek, which had been on display in the museum at the camp's former site, have been stolen.

"An employee noticed shoes were missing during a routine check on Saturday. A hole was cut in the metal mesh on a display containing several hundred shoes in barrack 52," museum spokeswoman Agnieszka Kowalczyk-Nowak told AFP.

"After counting the shoes, we found eight missing. ... It's in this barrack where all the shoes are on display so that visitors can begin to comprehend the sheer scale of Nazi crimes," she said.

The Nazis killed more than 360,000 people at Majdanek during the Holocaust.

Posted on November 25, 2014 .