Poland Discovers WWII Mass Grave With Remains Of 8,000

Poland’s state Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) has discovered the ashes of over 8,000 victims whose bodies were burned to hide evidence of their deaths near a former Nazi-German camp used to hold Polish and Jewish prisoners.

“This was a terrible crime against the Polish nation,” said IPN president Karol Nowrocki yesterday, announcing the discovery of the ashes, which together weigh over 17 tonnes. The estimated number of victims was calculated based on the quantity of ash.

The Soldau concentration camp was established in the occupied Polish town of Działdowo in September 1939, shortly after the German invasion of Poland. Among those imprisoned there were members of the Polish resistance, Catholic clergy and Jews. Thousands were killed, often in mass shootings.



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