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Jewish Giris Plotted to Blow Up Oswiecim Camp, Survivor Discloses at Lueneburg Trial

Lydia Senszajn, a Jewish girl from Poland whose entire family died in the gas chambers of Oswiecim, today told the court trying 45 former camp guards that she and five other girls had plotted to blow up the Oswiecim gas chambers and cremateriums.

While employed in a gun-powder factory at the camp, the six succeeded in secreting enough powder to blast the gas chambers she said, but their plan was discovered and four of the six were hanged. She and another girl escaped because the Nazis did not know that they were involved.