'Previously hidden mass graves found at Treblinka'

Forensic archeologist uncovers human remains using ground-penetrating radar in order to respect Jewish law, 'Daily Mail' reports.

January 19, 2012 02:53
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Israeli high school students at Treblinka

Israeli high school students at Treblinka 311 (R). (photo credit: REUTERS/Kacper Pempel)


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New evidence has been uncovered helping prove that the World War II Nazi Treblinka was in fact a death camp, and not just a transit camp. Mass graves at the site of the camp were uncovered by British forensic archeologist Caroline Sturdy Colls, who used ground-penetrating radar to search for human remains, The Daily Mail reported on Wednesday.

The search for graves at the camp has been complicated in the past by Jewish law, which forbids disturbing graves. By using the radar, however, Colls managed to locate a large number of human remains buried in mass graves.

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A lack of wealth physical evidence of mass extermination at Treblinka has in the past been used by Holocaust deniers, something researchers hope the new findings will make more difficult.

Colls's research and findings will be presented in the near future as part of a documentary, 'The Hidden Graves of the Holocaust,' broadcast by the UK's Radio 4.

The Nazis killed well over 800,000 Jews at the death camp in Poland.

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