Diepenbroek,M.; Amory,C.; Niederstätter,H.; Zimmermann,B.; Szargut,M.; Zielinska,G.; Dür,A.; Teul,I.; Mazurek,W.; Persak,K.; Ossowski,A.; Parson,W.;
Six million Jews were killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War II. Archaeological excavations in the area of the death camp in Sobibor, Poland, revealed ten sets of human skeletal remains presumptively assigned to Polish victims of the totalitarian regimes. However, their genetic analyses indicate that the remains are of Ashkenazi Jews murdered as part of the mass extermination of European Jews by the Nazi regime and not of otherwise hypothesised non-Jewish partisan combatants. In accordance with traditional Jewish rite, the remains were reburied in the presence of a Rabbi at the place of their discovery.
Genome Biol 2021 22:200