Holocaust Escape Tunnel Revealed

  • Posted 11.03.16
  • NOVA

Seventy years ago, Vilnius, Lithuania, was known as the Jerusalem of Lithuania—a bustling town home to more than 100,000 Jews at its peak. But then it all vanished.

In three years during the Holocaust, 95% of Lithuanian Jews were killed. But hidden within this tragedy is a story of hope and courage that archeologists are just now bringing to light. Cutting-edge tech is revealing a Holocaust escape tunnel where survivors dug their way to freedom outside Vilnius.

Running Time: 02:29



Edited by
Michael H. Amundson
Jay O. Sanders
Executive Producer/Director
Kirk Wolfinger
Michael H. Amundson
Owen Palmquist
Dan Lyons
Peter Nenortas


Vilna site
© WGBH Educational Foundation 2016

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