In 1943, a group of Jews stood in a field in near Maidanek, a concentration camp in Poland also known as Lublin. Fearing their deaths, they burried their most prized possessions in the soil. Decades later, more than 60 years after two survivors returned to lead an excavation of the largest recovery of valuables from a death camp in history. A new documentary, called "Buried Prayers" tells the story of that event.
The filmmakers were instrumental in making the excavation happen. Matt Mazer, the project leader of the excavation and producer of "Buried Prayers," and Steven Meyer, the film's director, tell the story of making the documentary.
Watch the trailer for "Buried Prayers":