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Professor leads discovery of Holocaust escape tunnel.

An international team led by Arts and Sciences Professor of Jewish History and archaeologist Richard Freund has discovered a 100-foot-long underground tunnel made by 80 Jews who attempted a courageous escape from the extermination pits at Paneriai, Lithuania, on the last night of Passover in April 1944.

For more information on this discovery, click here.