Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

PICK OF THE WEEK [Derived Headline]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

PICK OF THE WEEK [Derived Headline]

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Post-Gazette TV writer Rob Owen offers a viewing tip for the coming week

Wednesday,"NOVA: Holocaust Escape Tunnel," 9 p.m., WQED-TV.

This week's "NOVA," "Holocaust Escape Tunnel," features an expedition to locate traces of the Jews of Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. There an archaeology team finds a hidden escape tunnel dug by Jewish prisoners of the Nazis during World War II.

Cartographer Philip Reeder, dean and professor of the Bayer School of Natural Environmental Sciences at Duquesne University, was part of that June 2016 expedition that discovered the long-rumored tunnel. But finding it hadn't been part of the initial plan.

"We were focusing on the uncovering of the Great Synagogue in Vilnius," said producer/director Kirk Wolfinger. …

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