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Sobibor bodies identified as jews

Discussion in 'WWII Today' started by GRW, Aug 5, 2021.

  1. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

    Oct 26, 2003
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    Stirling, Scotland
    Pity they didn't manage to identify them, but the chances must be non-existent these days.
    "Skeletal remains of ten people found at the Sobibór death camp in occupied Poland have been identified as Ashkenazi Jews that may have been 'shot by guards'.
    Between 1942 and 1943, up to 180,000 people are thought to have been killed by the Nazi's at the death camp in Sobibór operating in German-occupied Poland.
    Ten skeletons at the camp unearthed in 2013 have been studied in more detail by researchers at the Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin, Poland.
    As testimonies of guards and survivors suggested victims of the camp in Sobibór were cremated, the discovery of skeletal remains in this location was unexpected.
    When they were first discovered, it was assumed the buried remains were from later, in the 1950s and belonged to Polish opponents of the Soviet Union.
    However, the team from Pomeranian say their study of mitochondrial and Y chromosome DNA extracted from the remains suggested they were from Ashkenazi Jewish populations, and suggested they were killed by Nazi guards in WW2."
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  2. Kai-Petri

    Kai-Petri Kenraali

    Jul 31, 2002
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    I guess the guards were not asked any questions if they shot any inmates....

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