Archive/File: holocaust/poland kolin.001 Last-Modified: 1994/04/10 The Province Friday, April 8, 1994 Page A20 JEWS PLANNED MASS SUICIDE United Press International NAHARIAH, Israel - A museum has discovered evidence of a Masada-style mass suicide at a Nazi work camp in Poland, officials said yesterday. The Ghetto Fighters Museum in northern Israel found descriptions of the 1943 incident in three letters and a diary from prisoners at the Kolin work camp. Fifteen men, realizing they were to be sent to death camps, planned to poison their guards, burn down the barracks and kill themselves. They did burn some barracks and eight of them hanged themselves. In AD 73, Jews in the Masada fortress committed mass suicide rather than surrender to the Romans.
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