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Locating Jacob Gens : A Subsurface Geophysical Investigation in Rasu Prison, Vilnius, Lithuania
Jacob Gens, a Lithuanian Jewish army officer who held senior leadership positions in the Vilnius Ghetto was shot by the Nazis and buried with his journals within the courtyard of Rasu Prison, Vilnius, Lithuania. The objective ...
A Ground Penetrating Radar Investigation of Archaeological Sites in Varniai Regional Park, Northwestern Lithuania
The Varniai Regional Park, located in Northwestern Lithuania, is considered a hub of Mesolithic and Neolithic Baltic culture and contains many sites of importance to Lithuanian history. In July of 2016, non-invasive ...
Identifying the Great Synagogue of Vilna in Vilnius, Lithuania
Since 1957, the remains of the Great Synagogue of Vilna in Vilnius, Lithuania have been hidden under an elementary school. An international team of scientists used ground penetrating radar (GPR) to identify the buried ...
Discovering a Holocaust Era Escape Tunnel : GPR Investigation at Ponar, Lithuania
Over 100,000 individuals were killed in Ponar Forest, Lithuania from 1941-1944. Eighty Jewish prisoners forced to burn the bodies of the victims were held in the forest for roughly a year. In an attempt to escape, they dug ...