British WWII POWs were made to extract gold from Jewish corpses

Published on August 31st, 2009 | by Admin

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A new first-hand account of POW life has revealed a horrifying fact: some British prisoners of war were forced to exhume the remains of Jews and extract gold from their teeth.

He said: “One of the jobs assigned to prisoners within the camps was the digging up of graves in a Jewish cemetery and taking the gold from the corpses.

“Many of us refused to participate, quoting the Geneva Convention in protest, but our pleas fell on deaf ears.”┬áMr Wicketts said that some of the German guards showed “great cruelty”.

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