Czech Town Confronts 1945 Massacre

The officials sent a report back to their minister recommending that the bodies be exhumed and burnt so that “[the victims] should have no memorials to which they could point as a source of suffering by their people.” In a top-secret operation in August 1947, several mass graves were dug up, and 763 bodies were removed, most of which were then cremated. There is little doubt that there were more victims whose bodies were never found.

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