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Mass grave found at Nazi concentration camp

A mass grave has been detected at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in northern Germany. The mass grave measures 16m by 4m (52ft by 13ft), and is believed to be the final resting place of Dutch Resistance activist Jan Verschure. It was found using testimonies from ex-inmates of the camp, who were interviewed by

Early Nazi concentration camp excavated in Berlin

The Columbia Concentration Camp, ran by the Nazis between 1933 and 1936, is undergoing excavation in Berlin. Columbia served as a training center to teach and perfect new torture methods that would later be employed to run Germany's huge network of concentration camps around Europe. "This was not just a place where

Escape tunnel discovered at Nazi death camp

Archaeologists working at the Sobibor Nazi death camp in Poland have unearthed a 32-foot-long escape tunnel. "We found a snake-shaped tunnel in what was once the center of the shed, leading eastwards –- out of the camp," Yoram Haimi, one of the leaders of the team, told Israeli news outlet Haaretz.

DNA tests identify remains of Hermann Göring’s first wife

Remains found in a coffin on the German estate of Hermann Göring have been identified as having belonged to his first wife, Carin Fock. "Adolf Hitler liked her. She has been called the mascot of the Nazi party," Marie Allen, professor of forensic genetics at Uppsala University, Sweden, and colleagues wrote

Associated Press exposes Nazi guard

An 87-year-old man from Philadelphia has been accused of serving as an SS guard at Auschwitz. While the man admits he was a guard, he insists he was not stationed at any part of the camp where captives were killed. The Associated Press, however, has uncovered documents that say otherwise. The

Grave robbers loot Nazi memorabilia

Grave robbers are looting Nazi memorabilia from the graves of soldiers who died on the Eastern Front. Armed Forces charities have expressed fury and frustration at the “deplorable” groups digging up the bodies of German soldiers to feed a multimillion-pound international industry in Nazi relics. The artefacts, ranging from small personal effects

Expedition launched to find $800 million of Nazi stolen art

A search is underway to find a treasure trove of artworks stolen and hidden away by the Nazis during WWII. Monets, Manets, Cezannes and masterpieces by other artists, along with sculptures, carpets and tapestries, are believed to be buried in an old silver mine near the Czech-German border, 90 minutes' drive