Rabbis Rebury 60 Jews Killed in WWII Romania

Remains were discovered last year in mass grave in the forest
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Apr 5, 2011 2:38 PM CDT
Rabbis take a break from the reburial of Holocaust victims.   (AP Photo/Proimage)
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(Newser) – The remains of some 60 Jews killed in 1941 by Romanian troops and discovered last year were buried yesterday in a Jewish cemetery in the country’s east. The bodies, including those of women and children, were found in November in a Romanian forest. The mass grave was added evidence of the country’s involvement in the Holocaust, a matter kept quiet for decades. Seven rabbis from the US, Britain, and Romania participated in the ceremony, the AP reports.

"We gathered here to bury remains of 60 Jews murdered 70 years ago," a Romanian Jewish leader told Reuters. "This is a moment of remembrance which shall represent a lesson of history that must never be forgotten." Somewhere between 280,000 and 380,000 Jews were thought to have been killed in Romania during WWII.

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