This Week In History News, Jul. 26 – Aug. 1

Published July 31, 2020

Prehistoric sea life resurrected, child's inscription from Auschwitz uncovered, sunken German U-Boat caught on film.

Scientists Just Resurrected Life Forms That’d Been Sitting Below The Sea Floor For 100 Million Years

Marine Life Under A Microscope

JAMSTECA sampling of the prehistoric microbes recently recovered by scientists beneath the sea floor of the Pacific.

A team of researchers in the South Pacific recently went 18,700 feet below the surface of the ocean and then went 246 below the sea floor. There they found a community of life forms that had been sitting dormant for 100 million years.

Now, they’ve managed to resurrect these life forms, which are currently multiplying at a rate that has even experts stunned. Read more about their historic find here .

Handwritten Inscription Found In Pair Of Shoes Belonging To Six-Year-Old Killed In Auschwitz

Auschwitz Shoes Of Amos Steinberg

Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-BirkenauThis pair of shoes containing the inscription of a young child imprisoned at Auschwitz in 1944.

Experts at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum continue to uncover relics of the Holocaust to this day. Just this week, they found a pair of children’s shoes with a handwritten inscription detailing the child’s name, their mode of transport to the Auschwitz concentration camp, and their registration number.

Researchers were in the process of renovating Block 17 of Auschwitz’s main camp when they found the note stuffed into a pair of small shoes that belonged to Amos Steinberg, a six-year-old Czech boy who had arrived to Auschwitz in 1944.

See more here.

Divers Capture Remarkable Photos Of German U-Boat That Sunk 75 Years Ago

Sunken U Boat

Facebook/Dive NewquayThe wreck was discovered in 2006, but this is the first time it’s been recorded.

A team of divers off the coast of Cornwall in England explored the ruins of a German U-boat that sank during World War II. What they found was eerie and astonishing.

Dive Newquay, which led the expedition of four, deemed it one of their most “epic dives” to date.

Dig deeper in this report.

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