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Remains of more than 1,000 Jews shot by Nazis unearthed in Belarus reburied
May 22, 2019
In a Jewish ceremony led by a Chabad rabbi, the remains were inserted into several coffins and then buried.
Female skeleton cradling baby uncovered at Holocaust mass grave in Belarus
April 3, 2019
Despite Gov. Alexander Rogachuk saying, “We will not allow the building of anything on bones of people,” officials are moving ahead with plans to build a luxury apartment building complex at the site.
Arab residents of Jericho loot ancient tombs, defile graves
April 2, 2019
Hikers who visited the site were appalled by what they found: Human remains were strewn everywhere, the catacombs were thoroughly ransacked and looted, and the sarcophagi (burial caskets) that had been resting in the caves for more than 2,500 years had disappeared.
Mass grave of Holocaust victims in Ukraine desecrated
March 11, 2019
A mass grave of Holocaust victims was allegedly desecrated by grave diggers looking for gold in the Ukrainian town of Raflivka, discovered after a large hole in the center of the sectioned-off pit.
WJC calls on Belarussian municipality to halt work near mass Jewish grave
March 6, 2019
“We will not allow the building of anything on bones of people,” said Gov. Alexander Rogachuk.
Mass grave of more than 1,000 Jews shot by Nazis unearthed in Brest, Belarus
February 22, 2019
“We expect the number of victims to go over 1,000,” said Brest official Anna Kondak. “During three weeks, every day about 40 remains are being found. Now the overall number is around 600. As far as we know, there are two major graves here.”