Viennese Cemetery Reveals Victims of Nazi Violence

From the Associated Press, January 4, 2011:

Officials say that exhumations will begin in March at a cemetery thought to contain the remains of victims killed by the Nazis because of physical or mental disabilities.

The hospital cemetery in the western Austrian town of Hall contains the remains 220 people.

Officials of the hospital holding company say many could have been killed as part of a Nazi euthanasia program that claimed more than 75,000 victims.

Officials told reporters on Tuesday that suspicions were aroused after a list of dead at the now-unused cemetery was found.

A construction project planned for the site has been stopped to allow a full investigation, exhumation and identification of the dead.

 

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