October 7, 2006

Euthanasia victims in mass grave

After euthanizing them to purify the German gene pool of mental and physical disability, the Nazis threw their bodies into a mass grave.

Bodies found in Hitler "euthanasia pit."

A mass grave containing the bodies of 51 people murdered by the Hitler regime has been discovered in a quiet German village which once housed a Nazi euthanasia clinic.

The skeletons of 22 children and 29 adults have been exhumed from the grave in a Catholic church cemetery in the village of Menden-Barge.

The bodies show signs of having met a violent death and the children's tiny skeletons had been tossed into the grave without coffins.

Posted by Jill Fallon at October 7, 2006 8:46 AM | TrackBack | Permalink