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Germany: Bones linked to Nazi eugenics research buried in Berlin

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The bones were found near a site that once housed a notorious institute strongly associated with Nazi and colonial-era eugenics theories. Now the remains have been laid to rest.Thousands of human bone fragments believed to include the remains of victims from the Nazi and colonial era were buried in Berlin on Thursday. The university believes the bones came from "criminal contexts" dating back to Germany's colonial period and that "some of the bones may also have come from victims of Nazi crimes." Researchers examined the bones over the past few years but only used non-invasive methods. They determined that the 16,000 bone fragments belonged to people of all age groups, male and female.

The institute, which stood at the site from 1927 to 1945, was a hub for Nazi scientists during World War II, including Josef Mengele, notorious for his experiments on prisoners in the Auschwitz concentration camp. 


Kaiser Wilhelm Institute of Anthropology, Human Heredity, and Eugenics: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaiser_Wilhelm_Institute_of_Anthropology,_Human_Heredity,_and_Eugenics

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This is so awful.   I know its importance from a historical standpoint, and the past should not be denied.  
But sometimes prayers and a pledge to move forward may heal better than ceremonies of blame for criminal acts.   

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