Mass grave of Holocaust victims found in Romania


(JTA) — A mass grave of Jews killed by Romanian troops during World War II reportedly was discovered in northeast Romania.

Sixteen bodies were found in the mass grave in a forest near the village of Popricani, the Elie Wiesel National Institute for Studying the Holocaust in Romania announced last Friday. More than 100 Jewish adults and children were buried at the site, the institute surmises based on eyewitnesses to the 1941 shooting.

Some 15,000 Romanian Jews were killed during WWII in mass shootings and in labor camps, or on trains heading to death camps.  

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