Construction Crews Accidentally Dig Up Nazi Graveyard – Bodies Of Over 100 Soldiers Discovered

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Laima Gutmane

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The Dig.

A general rule of archaeology is that if you dig far enough you will eventually find something interesting. And there are some things are better left buried as some people may find out. A construction crew in Estonia found that out the hard way when they stumbled upon a graveyard for dead soldiers of Nazi Germany.

Ints Kalnins

This comes as quite a find as many of these German graves were demolished by the Soviet Union after they seized control of the territory. It is estimated that over 35,000 German soldiers died in Estonia as they battled the Soviet Union in WWII. These are individually marked graves rather than mass graves implying that this graveyard was of importance to Nazi Germany during their occupation of the territory. Construction has been halted temporarily at the site as archaeologists examine the findings and expect to uncover the remains of more German soldiers.

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“A large number of graves are unmarked or were obliterated by the Soviet regime. The bitterly-fought battles waged on Estonian territory are today remembered by many partly restored military cemeteries, where Germans, Russians, Estonians, and dozens of other nationalities fighting in the uniforms of the two great powers, are buried.”

– Estonica

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