April 20, 2018
Crown Heights owner, Yakel (Jewish Auschwitz survivor)
A young Jewish man kept an older gentleman warm while in Auschwitz. Resulting in both the young man and the old man being the only ones to have survived a freezing cold night in a boxcar. Everyone else in the boxcar had died from being too cold.
Six Word Memoirs:
- Make someone’s priority, your own priority. —AG
- Warm others to keep warm yourself. —GD
- Giving a smile, brings a smile. —IH
This dig was no different than any other, we always begin by excavating the walls of the unit. This is known as wall cleanup.
Afterwards, we began excavating the SW Quad in hopes of finding more artifacts (of course) by creating a trench.
Continuing with the SW Quad by shoveling shaving the remaining part of the quad in a horizontal fashion.
Taking the SW Quad down to 45 CMBD, or Level 5A, we were actually able to handle doing two quads at the same time.
Since we’re so good, don’t mean to brag.
In between shovel shaving, measurements were taken periodically to make sure we were on the right track.
Below is an image of Richard and I measuring the CMBD.
After finally leveling both the SW and the NW quads we continued onto the NE and SW quads to make all of them an even 45 CMBD.