Mass graves of Nazi victims found

Austrian gov't identify two sites containing 70 bodies of those killed by SS.

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
March 12, 2010 18:17
Mass graves of Nazi victims found

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VIENNA — Austrian government officials say they have identified at least two mass graves of Nazi victims on property used by the army.

Austrian Interior Ministry spokesman Rudolf Gollia said on Friday that talks will be sought with the owners of the site to discuss possible exhumation. He said he did not know whether the army owns the property or rents it.



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The mass graves are located underneath an army sports field in the southern city of Graz. Government officials say they contain about 70 bodies.

The victims were concentration camp inmates and others, all killed by the SS to eliminate witnesses to Nazi atrocities shortly before Soviet troops arrived.

The graves were identified from wartime photos, made from US bombers, showing open graves and bodies.

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