Friday 23 February 2018

Second World War grave of 700 discovered

Matthew Day in Warsaw

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.

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)

Irish Independent

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