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German Dead Reburied At St Petersburg

Discussion in 'WWII Today' started by The_Historian, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. The_Historian

    The_Historian Pillboxologist

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    Doesn't say when they were discovered though.
    "German and Russian soldiers have been taking part in the reburial of the remains of more than 1,000 Second World War troops.
    The reburial took place today at the German cemetery in Sologubovka, around 40 miles from St. Petersburg in Russia.
    A total of 1,386 remains of German soldiers were found in the Leningrad region and reburied at the cemetery this afternoon.
    The skeletons were discovered on the bank of the River Neva near the city, previously known as Leningrad, which was invaded by the Nazis in 1941. For 900 days the city fell siege to the Germans, costing the lives of around 200,000 Soviet soldiers and thousands of civilians.
    Search groups have become increasingly popular in recent years, as volunteers try to identify soldiers and if possible, reunite the remains with families before giving them a proper burial."
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...man-soldiers-buried-Russia.html#ixzz4rx0OVr00
     
  2. harolds

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    Neat!
     
  3. Croft

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    Amazing that they didn't just throw them in the river considering that about a million civilians died in the siege.
     

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