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Auschwitz Artifact Reveals Jewish Treasure Hidden Within It

Staff at the Auschwitz-Birkenau state museum has found concealed jewelry in one of its artifacts.

Staff at the Auschwitz-Birkenau state museum has found concealed jewelry in one of its artifacts.

Inside a rusting enamel cup which is part of the thousands of pieces of artifacts housed in the museum, staff found a gold ring and a necklace wrapped in a piece of canvas. The jewelry pieces were found accidentally after the mug’s false bottom disintegrated with age. Analysis conducted on the jewelries showed gold, silver, and copper traces and that it was made between 1921 and 1931.

Source: The Guardian

The Auschwitz-Birkenau Extermination complex, located in Oswiecim, Poland, was one of the most popular concentration camps of the German Nazi. It saw one of the highest number of recorded refugee deaths, with around 585,000 Jews gassed to death from March to November 1944.

Around 585,000 Jews gassed to death from March to November 1944

Source: The Guardian

Jews who were deported to the concentration camps were stripped of their personal belongings before being sent to the gas chambers. Germans tricked the Jews into thinking that they were being resettled instead of being delivered to their deaths.

Although the story behind the hidden jewelries has been lost in time, the horrors associated with Nazis remains to this day, and the magnitude of the artifacts that was left behind is a silent testament to the thousands of lives lost during this dark period.

Source: The Guardian

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Amazing Street Musician Creates Hauntingly Beautiful Music Using Glasses Of Water

I am officially mind-blown!

Fact check: You really don’t have to play a musical instrument just to be considered a musician. These days, there are a lot of street musicians who can create wonderful melodies using non-traditional instruments. These folks have proven that all you really need is to have good musical ears and some ingenuity.

Take this guy from Prague, for example. Instead of a “normal” instrument, Petr Spatina uses several glasses filled with water to produce music. And make no mistake about it – the results are actually very pleasing to the ears!

Street musician Petr Spatina uses glasses filled with water to create "hauntingly beautiful" melodies.

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Millennial Ditches Smartphone For A Week and Discovers Some Surprising Truths

…and they weren’t as agonizing as he expected.

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People these days are alarmingly addicted to their gadgets, with their faces turned to their smartphones rather than to the world around them or the faces of family or friends.

One millennial decided to put away his smartphone for a scary seven days and found out some startling life truths about himself, and how putting what he believed to be an indispensable item away allowed him to experience life as he never had before.

Jeremy Berke, a 23-year-old Business Insider news reporter, took on an experimental assignment assigned by his editor to actually put away his smartphone for the space of a week....

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Chinese Detergent Ad is the Most Racist TV Commercial

Any marketing or brand executive would surely be happy to see their commercial go viral. This particular Chinese ad however, has become popular for all the wrong reasons.

China’s Qiaobi laundry detergent advert has got to be the most racist TV commercial ever made to date. The less than a minute TV ad features an Asian woman doing her laundry when suddenly a black man with paint on his face and clothes appears at the door.

The man and woman flirt with each other but when the man starts to move in for a kiss, the woman stuffs a detergent pack into his mouth and forces the guy into the washing machine....

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