Authorities in the former Soviet republic of Belarus discovered a mass grave with the remains of up to 12,000 people killed during World War II. Residents of the town of Slutsk, some 60 miles from the capital of Minsk, discovered the grave. Between 1942 and 1944, they told officials, Nazi troops executed and buried Jews from Slutsk and prisoners from a nearby concentration camp at the site.
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