Report: Holocaust victims belonging to Nazi doctor discovered 70-years later in Starsbourg
86 bodies in all were acquired by Nazi anatomy professor August Hirt in 1943 after their gas chamber executions.
A grizzly collection of experimented-on cadavers belonging to Jewish victims of the Holocaust were discovered in Stasbourg, France, AFP quoted local officials Saturday, 70-years after their untimely deaths at the hands of the Third Reich.
Eighty-six bodies in all were acquired by Nazi anatomy professor August Hirt in 1943 after their gas chamber executions and stored in a Strasbourg medical institute for over seven decades, leading to questions of why the disturbing collection was never divulged to local authorities until now.
The bodies, some burned and dismembered, others fully intact, were originally discovered in November 1944 after Strasbourg was liberated from Nazi occupation. It was thought the bodies had been buried in a common grave following their autopsies in 1946, according to AFP.
However, less than two weeks ago, historian Raphael Toledano rediscovered the remains of some of the victims, managing to identify several of the body parts, including “a jar containing skin fragments of a gas chamber victim.” Other macabre items such as test-tubes containing intestines were also found.
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