Thursday 19 January 2017

Second World War grave of 700 discovered

Matthew Day in Warsaw

Published 09/09/2010 | 05:00

A MASS grave has been found in Slovenia containing the remains of 700 people murdered in the weeks following the end of the Second World War.

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The grave, about three metres wide, was discovered in a forest close to the Austrian border and is thought to contain Nazi collaborators, about 100 Austrian citizens, and civilians that Yugoslavia's fledgling communist regime deemed as "class enemies" and a threat.

The scale of the massacre surprised officials, who had originally thought it had involved no more than a hundred victims. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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