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Nazi Camp Victims To Be Re-Buried

April 17, 1998

ORANIENBURG, Germany (AP) _ The remains of 32 Nazi victims found in a gravel pit near the former Sachsenhausen concentration camp will be re-buried Sunday in an ecumenical service.

The bodies, believed to be East European and French prisoners, were found during digging on the grounds of a former airplane factory that employed slave labor from the nearby camp, just north of Berlin.

Officials believe the victims died toward the end of World War II from undernourishment and disease. They will be buried at the Germendorf cemetery with prayers said by Jewish, Catholic and Protestant clergy.

More than 200,000 people were interned by the Nazis at Sachsenhausen between 1936 and 1945. Almost half died there.

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