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Urns Containing Ashes–symbolic Remnants of Jews Slain by Nazis–buried in Yad Vashem

Two urns containing human ashes, the symbolic remnants of the 86,000 Jews of Vilna and thousands of other Jews from Latvia who were slain by the Nazis during World War II, were laid to rest yesterday at the Yad Vashem, the martyrs and heroes memorial shrine here. The urns were brought to Israel from Russia by the Yiddish folk singer, Mrs. Nehemia Lifshitz, who kindled the eternal light at memorial services attended by the survivors and relatives of the Jews of Vilna and Latvia.