Friday, November 5, 2010

AP: Holocaust-era mass grave found in Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania — Holocaust researchers on Friday said a mass grave containing the bodies of an estimated 100 Jews killed by Romanian troops has been discovered in a forest in northeast Romania.

The Elie Wiesel National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania said in a statement that historians and archeologists unearthed the site in a forest near the town of Popircani, some 350 kilometers (220 kilometers) northeast of Bucharest.

Witnesses said it contains the bodies of men, women and children who were killed by Romanian troops in 1941.

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