Nazi massacre site is turned into Jewish cemetery

June 16, 2009 17:08

A Nazi labor camp near Berlin where SS guards massacred more than one thousand inmates over 60 years ago was consecrated Tuesday as a Jewish cemetery. The Lieberose camp, a satellite of the larger Sachsenhausen concentration camp north of Berlin, was open from 1943 to February 1945. During that time SS officers shot and killed 1,300 sick and invalid Jewish inmates. "It was above all a place of suffering for Jewish prisoners that the Nazis brought from Auschwitz or directly from their home regions," said Jorst Seferenz, spokesman for the Foundation for Brandenburg Memorials, referring to the infamous death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.

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