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WWII Jewish Mass Grave Found in Romania   
06 November 2010 | Up to 100 bodies of Jews, executed by the Romanian army during the Second World War were found buried together in a fortress in northeast of the country, announced the local press, quoting Elie Wiesel National Institute.

"So far we exhumed 16 bodies but this is just the beginning because the mass grave is very deep and we only dug up superficially", Adrian Cioflanca, the researcher at the origin of the find, told reporters during a press conference.

The find, in the Vulturi forest in Propricani, about 350 kilometres (220 miles) northeast of Bucharest, is "further evidence of the crimes committed against Jewish civilians in Romania", Elie Wiesel institute head Alexandru Florian said.

According to an international commission of historians led by Nobel Peace laureate Elie Wiesel, himself a Romanian-born Jew, some 270,000 Romanian and Ukrainian Jews were killed in territories run by the pro-Nazi Romanian regime during 1940-1944, writes the Romanian newspaper The Gazette.




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