Auschwitz’s message in a bottle
Published on May 1st, 2009 | by Admin0
Last week, a construction crew renovating a cellar in Auschwitz discovered a bottle hidden in a concrete wall. Rolled up inside was a note, written in pencil on what appeared to be a scrap from a cement bag, dated Sept. 20, 1944.
“One, two, three, four, five, six — there’s me at the end, the seventh,” Veissid, a retired clarinet player and mason, said by telephone as he read a copy of the note. He went on: “A12063, Veissid Albert, Lyon (French).”
The same number, his prisoner ID, is tattooed on his left forearm, freckled with age.
One or two others are believed to be still alive.