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British WWII POWs were made to extract gold from Jewish corpses

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.” Mr Wicketts said that some of the German guards showed “great cruelty”.

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