The seven-year-old child was trying to warn his parents of approaching German troops when he was gunned down and later buried alive.
Among the remains researchers from the POMOST Historical and Archaeological Research Laboratory discovered weapons, tools, soldiers’ dog tags and medals identifying them as a paratrooper unit attached to Hitler’s Luftwaffe.
Researchers from the Institute of National Remembrance’s Search and Identification Bureau will now use DNA samples to try and determine if the remains found at the prison belong to Pilecki who was executed at the prison in 1948.
The skeletons with coins dating back to the reign of kings Sigismund III Vasa and John II Casimir were discovered in an area in southeast Poland known as the Church Mountains (Góry Kościelne) and confirm local legends of a children’s graveyard.
The 250-year-old remains of Saint Jadwiga, wife of Polish Piast ruler Henry I the Bearded, were discovered inside a silver casket during conservation work after art conservators spotted an anomaly on a stone slab.
Discovered after wind blew down a tree revealing spearheads, researchers working at the secret site have now found cremated remains. Now they want to find out who the victims are.