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Bonn Pledges Remains of Victims of Bergen-belsen Will Not Be Moved

The graves of Nazi victims at the former Bergen-Belsen concentration camp will not be dug up for reinterment, as proposed by the French Government. The denial of the French request was announced by the Foreign Ministry here today with the issuance of a letter from the Ministry to Dr. Nahum Goldmann, who had written a vigorous protest against the plan.

Dr. Goldmann, along with many others who had protested the disinterment plan, had pointed out in his letter that the great majority of the Nazi victims buried in mass graves at Bergen-Belsen were Jews and not French nationals. Among the protests against the French proposal were resolutions from many Jewish and non-Jewish organizations of former Nazi victims in Israel and in other countries.