Jewelry found hidden in Holocaust victim's mug at Auschwitz Museum

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

WARSAW, Poland -- A spokesman for the Auschwitz Museum says a Polish-made golden ring and chain have been found hidden under the false base of an enameled mug that must have belonged to a victim of the Nazis' death camp.

Piotr Sawicki told The Associated Press on Friday that the find was revealed during conservation work for enamel items on display at a permanent exhibition of items robbed from Auschwitz victims.

Sawicki says "it is highly probably that the mug belonged to a Jewish person who was brought to Auschwitz for extermination."

Tests have shown the items are made of gold and they bear a seal used in Poland from 1921-31. The false base bears a Polish company name, but there are no signs to help identify the owner.