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Remains of Second World War Jews laid to rest in Strasbourg


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Remains of Second World War Jews laid to rest in Strasbourg

Kept in jars and test tubes for seven decades, human remains believed to belong to Holocaust victims have been buried at last.

Found locked up in a French medical school in July 2015, some of the remains had previously been put on display or kept for legal or scientific purposes, according to media reports.

The burial, which took place near Strasbourg, France, aimed to close a troubling chapter in the region’s history.

During the Second World War, some 86 corpses were sent to the anatomy institute at the University of Strasbourg to be used in the experiments of Nazi researcher August Hirt.

Only one of the victims has been definitively identified: Menachem Taffem, a Polish Jew was deported to Auschwitz concentration camp and gassed to death.

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