A potential new link to Anne Frank has been found in the remains of a Nazi death camp in eastern Poland.
Archaeologists excavating the remains Sobibór in eastern Poland have uncovered a pendant that’s almost identical to one belonging to Anne Frank – and they could be the only two pendants of their kind.
Researchers also uncovered the building where victims used to undress and get their heads shaved before being sent to gas chambers, according to a statement released by Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust museum.
Yad Vashem said it had ascertained that the pendant belonged to Karoline Cohn — a Jewish girl who died at the camp.
They’re now trying to figure out whether Karoline had ties to Anne Frank as historians have found no other pendants like theirs.
The triangular pendant has the words ‘Mazal Tov’ written in Hebrew and the Hebrew letter ‘heh’, an initial for God, as well as three Stars of David.
Both Anne and Karoline were born in Frankfurt in 1929, and researchers are now trying to speak to any remaining relatives of the two to confirm whether they were related.
Sobibór was only open for a little more than a year but more than 165,000 Jews died there between March 1942 and October 1943.
Nazis then closed the camp and attempted to erase any trace of it but archaeologists have managed to uncover the gas chamber foundations and the original train platform.
“This pendant demonstrates once again the importance of archaeological research of former Nazi death camp sites,” Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologist Yoram Haimi said in the statement.
“The moving story of Karoline Cohn is symbolic of the shared fate of the Jews murdered in the camp.”