Remains of 1, 200 Soviet Jews Killed by Nazis Reburied in Cemetery
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Remains of 1, 200 Soviet Jews Killed by Nazis Reburied in Cemetery

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The remains of 1, 200 Jewish victims of the Nazis have been exhumed from their place of burial on a collective farm in the Soviet Union and have been reburied in a local cemetery near Smolensk, it was reported here today from Moscow.

Although the report does not specify whether the final resting place of the victims is a Jewish or non-Jewish cemetery, it is believed to be the latter. Passports and other documents were found in the pockets of the decomposed garments of the victims.

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