Archaeologists Find Mass Grave at Nazi Camp in Czech Republic

Archaeologists have uncovered a mass grave at the site of a former Nazi concentration camp in the Czech Republic, the Museum of Romani Culture said Wednesday.

The remains of Romani adults and child Mass grave discovered dating back to 1943 were uncovered at the Lety concentration camp, where Roma people were incarcerated during World War II, the museum said.

A DNA sample taken from a woman buried at the site is being checked against relatives to confirm her identity, it added.

The Lety camp was set up by the Nazis in 1940 during their occupation of Czech territory and was operational for three years.

More than 300 members of the Roma community died there as a result of inhumane camp conditions, and hundreds of others were later deported to the Auschwitz death camp and murdered there.

During the 1970s, a large factory pig farm was constructed near the site of the Lety camp. It was closed in 2018 as the result of widespread protests.

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