Saturday, November 26, 2005

Holocaust remains found

Haaretz:

A joint investigation by German and Israeli police, aided by Yad Vashem, is expected to yield the identities of Jews murdered in the Holocaust, whose skeletons were recently discovered in a mass grave in a suburb of Stuttgart, in southern Germany.
Investigators are working to locate camp survivors in Israel or relatives of the victims, and in the next few days will be approaching them to obtain DNA samples that will enable identification of the 34 skeletons.
Officials at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes Remembrance Authority said that the possibility of locating the victims' relatives stems from a rare confluence of information sources in the case. Sources involved in the investigation said that if relatives are located in Israel, they might be able to bring the remains for burial here.
The mass grave was unearthed two months ago during construction work near an American army base at Stuttgart airport. Workers found skeletons amid the dirt mounds and alerted the local police, which subsequently uncovered 24 skeletons. Construction work at the site was stopped....
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