WARSAW, Poland — An official says a couple who destroyed a World War II Jewish hideout that was located in an apartment they were renting from the city of Warsaw have pleaded guilty to ruining a historic site.

The couple, identified as Dariusz P. and Elzbieta P, were indicted after city authorities discovered in 2012 that they had removed the wardrobe to create a kitchen in the small apartment.

During the Second World War, Warsaw ghetto inmate Leon Jolson made the hideout behind a giant wardrobe in the apartment, and he and his family hid there from 1942 until September 1944. He and his wife survived the Holocaust.

In 1999, the hideout was listed as a historic monument.

On Tuesday, Dariusz Slepokura, a spokesman for Warsaw prosecutors, said the couple pleaded guilty.

Earlier on HuffPost:

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  • Cantor Joseph Malowany, right, sings during prayers in front of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising memorial, during the revolt anniversary ceremonies in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, April 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

  • A monument commemorating Ghetto fighters who escaped the Nazis through a sewer during the Warsaw ghetto uprising 70 years ago is pictured on April 18, 2013 in Warsaw. (JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A general view of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising memorial, during prayers marking the revolt anniversary, in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, April 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

  • People lay flowers at the Umschlagplatz memorial during ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, April 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

  • Members of the Nissenbaum foundation lay flowers at the Umschlagplatz memorial during ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, April 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

  • Simha Rotem, one of the last living Warsaw Ghetto insurgents, speaks in front of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising memorial, during the revolt anniversary ceremonies in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, April 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

  • Workers of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews watch from their building ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, April 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

  • Shai Piron, Israel's Education Minister, speaks in front of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising memorial, during the revolt anniversary ceremonies in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, April 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

  • Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski, right, and Simha Rotem, one of the last living Warsaw Ghetto insurgents, walk in front of Polish Army soldiers during the revolt anniversary ceremonies at the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising memorial in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, April 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

  • Simha Rotem, left, one of the last living Warsaw Ghetto insurgents, shakes hands with President of the European Parliament Martin Schultz, during the revolt anniversary ceremonies in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, April 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

  • Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski , left, decorates Simha Rotem, one of the last living Warsaw Ghetto insurgents, with the Grand Cross of the Order of the Rebirth of Poland in front of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising memorial, during the revolt anniversary ceremonies in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, April 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

  • Simha 'Kazik' Rotem, one of the last living Warsaw Ghetto insurgents, speaks in front of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising monument, during festivities to celebrate the revolt's anniversary in Warsaw on April 19, 2013. (JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 89 year old Simcha 'Kazik' Rotem is welcomed on April 18, 2013 as he revisits the sewer through he and dozens of comrades escaped the Nazis during the Warsaw ghetto uprising 70 years ago. (JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A man holding a daffodil takes a photo of a wall painting presenting Marek Edelman, the only Warsaw Ghetto 1943 Uprising commander who survived World War II, also holding a daffodil, on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the revolt, in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, April 18, 2013. Daffodils, which bloom in April, the month the uprising began, are a symbol of remembrance and hope, and were distributed to visitors viewing the graffiti. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

  • Julian Rachlin, the first violinist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, plays a Bach sarabande in front of the monument to the fighters of the Warsaw ghetto uprising in Warsaw, Poland, on Thursday April 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

  • Julian Rachlin, the first violinist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, plays a Bach sarabande in front of the monument to the fighters of the Warsaw ghetto uprising in Warsaw, Poland, on Thursday April 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

  • People listen to a short concert as Julian Rachlin, the first violinist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, plays a Bach sarabande in front of the monument to the fighters of the Warsaw ghetto uprising in Warsaw, Poland, on Thursday April 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)