May 23, 2019

Holocaust burial: Belarus lays to rest remains of 1,000 victims

 Members of Jewish communities rebury the remains of Jews killed by the Nazis, at the Severnoye cemetery.

A mass burial in Belarus of Holocaust victims. Photo: Natalia Fedosenko/TASS via Getty Images

The remains of 1,214 Holocaust victims were laid to rest in a mass burial at a cemetery just outside the town of Brest in Belarus at the border with Poland on Wednesday.

Details: The bodies were found by construction workers in February on the site of what was a Jewish ghetto during World War II. It's believed the Nazis slaughtered them, per NPR. Their remains were placed into 120 coffins decorated with the Star of David, AP reports.

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