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Popricani, Romania - In Photos: Burial Ceremony For WWII Mass Grave Remains

Published on: April 4, 2011 02:43 PM
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A Rabbi buries the remains of dozens of Jews in a cemetery in Iasi, 410 km (251 miles) north of Bucharest, April 4, 2011. Romania's Jewish community buried on Monday the remains of dozens of Jews killed by Romanian troops during World War Two and found in a mass grave in the north of the country. The memorial, dedicated to about 60 victims unearthed in a forest area near the village of Popricani, took place in the Jewish cemetery of Iasi in northeastern Romania. Archaeologists unearthed the mass grave in November 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan CristelA Rabbi buries the remains of dozens of Jews in a cemetery in Iasi, 410 km (251 miles) north of Bucharest, April 4, 2011. Romania's Jewish community buried on Monday the remains of dozens of Jews killed by Romanian troops during World War Two and found in a mass grave in the north of the country. The memorial, dedicated to about 60 victims unearthed in a forest area near the village of Popricani, took place in the Jewish cemetery of Iasi in northeastern Romania. Archaeologists unearthed the mass grave in November 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

Popricani, Romania - The remains of dozens of Jews killed during World War II and found in a mass grave in northern Romania were buried Monday in a ceremony at the Jewish cemetery in Iasi.

Reported last month by VIN News that the Rabbinical Board of the Committee for the Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries in Europe, led by the Rabbi Elyakum Schlesinger, greatly respected London Rosh Yeshiva, joined by Romanian Chief Rabbi Menachem Hacohen. with a a delegation of NY based organization Admas Kodesh met March 3 2011 the Honorable Marian Parjol, Consul General of Romania, at his offices in the Consulate General building in New York. to discuss the grave site.

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Pogrom survivor Leizer Finkelstein (C) talks to Rabbis from England and the United States after a burial ceremony of the remains of dozens of Jews in a cemetery in Iasi, 410 km (251 miles) north of Bucharest, April 4, 2011. Romania's Jewish community buried on Monday the remains of dozens of Jews killed by Romanian troops during World War Two and found in a mass grave in the north of the country. The memorial, dedicated to about 60 victims unearthed in a forest area near the village of Popricani, took place in the Jewish cemetery of Iasi in northeastern Romania. Archaeologists unearthed the mass grave in November 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel Pogrom survivor Leizer Finkelstein (C) talks to Rabbis from England and the United States after a burial ceremony of the remains of dozens of Jews in a cemetery in Iasi, 410 km (251 miles) north of Bucharest, April 4, 2011. Romania's Jewish community buried on Monday the remains of dozens of Jews killed by Romanian troops during World War Two and found in a mass grave in the north of the country. The memorial, dedicated to about 60 victims unearthed in a forest area near the village of Popricani, took place in the Jewish cemetery of Iasi in northeastern Romania. Archaeologists unearthed the mass grave in November 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel
Rabbis from England and the United States prepare a grave to bury the remains of dozens of Jews in a cemetery in Iasi, 410 km north of Bucharest, April 4, 2011. Romania's Jewish community buried on Monday the remains of dozens of Jews killed by Romanian troops during World War Two and found in a mass grave in the north of the country. The memorial, dedicated to about 60 victims unearthed in a forest area near the village of Popricani, took place in the Jewish cemetery of Iasi in northeastern Romania. Archaeologists unearthed the mass grave in November 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel Rabbis from England and the United States prepare a grave to bury the remains of dozens of Jews in a cemetery in Iasi, 410 km north of Bucharest, April 4, 2011. Romania's Jewish community buried on Monday the remains of dozens of Jews killed by Romanian troops during World War Two and found in a mass grave in the north of the country. The memorial, dedicated to about 60 victims unearthed in a forest area near the village of Popricani, took place in the Jewish cemetery of Iasi in northeastern Romania. Archaeologists unearthed the mass grave in November 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel
Rabbis from England and the United States prepare a grave to bury the remains of dozens of Jews in a cemetery in Iasi, 410 km north of Bucharest, April 4, 2011. Romania's Jewish community buried on Monday the remains of dozens of Jews killed by Romanian troops during World War Two and found in a mass grave in the north of the country. The memorial, dedicated to about 60 victims unearthed in a forest area near the village of Popricani, took place in the Jewish cemetery of Iasi in northeastern Romania. Archaeologists unearthed the mass grave in November 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel Rabbis from England and the United States prepare a grave to bury the remains of dozens of Jews in a cemetery in Iasi, 410 km north of Bucharest, April 4, 2011. Romania's Jewish community buried on Monday the remains of dozens of Jews killed by Romanian troops during World War Two and found in a mass grave in the north of the country. The memorial, dedicated to about 60 victims unearthed in a forest area near the village of Popricani, took place in the Jewish cemetery of Iasi in northeastern Romania. Archaeologists unearthed the mass grave in November 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel
Rabbis from England and the United States are seen during the burial ceremony of the remains of dozens of Jews in a cemetery in Iasi, 410 km (251 miles) north of Bucharest, April 4, 2011. Romania's Jewish community buried on Monday the remains of dozens of Jews killed by Romanian troops during World War Two and found in a mass grave in the north of the country. The memorial, dedicated to about 60 victims unearthed in a forest area near the village of Popricani, took place in the Jewish cemetery of Iasi in northeastern Romania. Archaeologists unearthed the mass grave in November 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel Rabbis from England and the United States are seen during the burial ceremony of the remains of dozens of Jews in a cemetery in Iasi, 410 km (251 miles) north of Bucharest, April 4, 2011. Romania's Jewish community buried on Monday the remains of dozens of Jews killed by Romanian troops during World War Two and found in a mass grave in the north of the country. The memorial, dedicated to about 60 victims unearthed in a forest area near the village of Popricani, took place in the Jewish cemetery of Iasi in northeastern Romania. Archaeologists unearthed the mass grave in November 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel
Rabbis from England and the United States bury the remains of dozens of Jews in a cemetery in Iasi, 410 km (251 miles) north of Bucharest, April 4, 2011. Romania's Jewish community buried on Monday the remains of dozens of Jews killed by Romanian troops during World War Two and found in a mass grave in the north of the country. The memorial, dedicated to about 60 victims unearthed in a forest area near the village of Popricani, took place in the Jewish cemetery of Iasi in northeastern Romania. Archaeologists unearthed the mass grave in November 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel Rabbis from England and the United States bury the remains of dozens of Jews in a cemetery in Iasi, 410 km (251 miles) north of Bucharest, April 4, 2011. Romania's Jewish community buried on Monday the remains of dozens of Jews killed by Romanian troops during World War Two and found in a mass grave in the north of the country. The memorial, dedicated to about 60 victims unearthed in a forest area near the village of Popricani, took place in the Jewish cemetery of Iasi in northeastern Romania. Archaeologists unearthed the mass grave in November 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel
Rabbis from England and the United States bury the remains of dozens of Jews in a cemetery in Iasi, 410 km (251 miles) north of Bucharest, April 4, 2011. Romania's Jewish community buried on Monday the remains of dozens of Jews killed by Romanian troops during World War Two and found in a mass grave in the north of the country. The memorial, dedicated to about 60 victims unearthed in a forest area near the village of Popricani, took place in the Jewish cemetery of Iasi in northeastern Romania. Archaeologists unearthed the mass grave in November 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel Rabbis from England and the United States bury the remains of dozens of Jews in a cemetery in Iasi, 410 km (251 miles) north of Bucharest, April 4, 2011. Romania's Jewish community buried on Monday the remains of dozens of Jews killed by Romanian troops during World War Two and found in a mass grave in the north of the country. The memorial, dedicated to about 60 victims unearthed in a forest area near the village of Popricani, took place in the Jewish cemetery of Iasi in northeastern Romania. Archaeologists unearthed the mass grave in November 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel
Rabbis from England and the United States bury the remains of dozens of Jews in a cemetery in Iasi, 410 km (251 miles) north of Bucharest, April 4, 2011. Romania's Jewish community buried on Monday the remains of dozens of Jews killed by Romanian troops during World War Two and found in a mass grave in the north of the country. The memorial, dedicated to about 60 victims unearthed in a forest area near the village of Popricani, took place in the Jewish cemetery of Iasi in northeastern Romania. Archaeologists unearthed the mass grave in November 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel Rabbis from England and the United States bury the remains of dozens of Jews in a cemetery in Iasi, 410 km (251 miles) north of Bucharest, April 4, 2011. Romania's Jewish community buried on Monday the remains of dozens of Jews killed by Romanian troops during World War Two and found in a mass grave in the north of the country. The memorial, dedicated to about 60 victims unearthed in a forest area near the village of Popricani, took place in the Jewish cemetery of Iasi in northeastern Romania. Archaeologists unearthed the mass grave in November 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel
Rabbis from England and the United States bury the remains of dozens of Jews in a cemetery in Iasi, 410 km (251 miles) north of Bucharest, April 4, 2011. Romania's Jewish community buried on Monday the remains of dozens of Jews killed by Romanian troops during World War Two and found in a mass grave in the north of the country. The memorial, dedicated to about 60 victims unearthed in a forest area near the village of Popricani, took place in the Jewish cemetery of Iasi in northeastern Romania. Archaeologists unearthed the mass grave in November 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel Rabbis from England and the United States bury the remains of dozens of Jews in a cemetery in Iasi, 410 km (251 miles) north of Bucharest, April 4, 2011. Romania's Jewish community buried on Monday the remains of dozens of Jews killed by Romanian troops during World War Two and found in a mass grave in the north of the country. The memorial, dedicated to about 60 victims unearthed in a forest area near the village of Popricani, took place in the Jewish cemetery of Iasi in northeastern Romania. Archaeologists unearthed the mass grave in November 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel
Villager Mihai Spanu walks by the former mass grave of dozens of Jews in a forest in Popricani village, near Iasi, 420 km (251 miles) north of Bucharest, April 4, 2011. Romania's Jewish community buried on Monday the remains of dozens of Jews killed by Romanian troops during World War Two and found in a mass grave in the north of the country. The memorial, dedicated to about 60 victims unearthed in a forest area near the village of Popricani, took place in the Jewish cemetery of Iasi in northeastern Romania. Archaeologists unearthed the mass grave in November 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan CristelVillager Mihai Spanu walks by the former mass grave of dozens of Jews in a forest in Popricani village, near Iasi, 420 km (251 miles) north of Bucharest, April 4, 2011. Romania's Jewish community buried on Monday the remains of dozens of Jews killed by Romanian troops during World War Two and found in a mass grave in the north of the country. The memorial, dedicated to about 60 victims unearthed in a forest area near the village of Popricani, took place in the Jewish cemetery of Iasi in northeastern Romania. Archaeologists unearthed the mass grave in November 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel
Rabi Meir Sclesinger of London (front-L), accompanied by rabbis from England and the United States, takes part in the reburial of the remains of Holocaust victims, found in a mass grave in northern Romania, at the Jewish cemetery in Iasi, 410 km north of Bucharest, Romania, 04 April 2011. Romania's Jewish community buried the remains of dozens of Jews killed by Romanian troops during World War Two. The memorial is dedicated to about 60 victims unearthed in a forest near the village of Popricani. Archaeologists unearthed the mass grave in November 2010.  EPA/RADU ANECULAESIRabi Meir Sclesinger of London (front-L), accompanied by rabbis from England and the United States, takes part in the reburial of the remains of Holocaust victims, found in a mass grave in northern Romania, at the Jewish cemetery in Iasi, 410 km north of Bucharest, Romania, 04 April 2011. Romania's Jewish community buried the remains of dozens of Jews killed by Romanian troops during World War Two. The memorial is dedicated to about 60 victims unearthed in a forest near the village of Popricani. Archaeologists unearthed the mass grave in November 2010.  EPA/RADU ANECULAESI


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 Apr 04, 2011 at 03:04 PM Insider Says:

Kiddush HaShem

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 Apr 04, 2011 at 03:08 PM ProminantLawyer Says:

Good News!!!

Beuatifuls. What hesaid!!! Look at them dig and work!!!1

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 Apr 04, 2011 at 03:22 PM ikleinit Says:

My grandfather Rav Shmuel Zev Stroli, and the Sharmasha Rav Zatzal. Did the same thing in sharmash Romania in 1945

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 Apr 04, 2011 at 03:35 PM The_Truth Says:

What are they standing on in the third picture?

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