Eighty years later, skeletons of dozens executed by the Nazis are discovered in Poland

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Dozens of men, women and children executed by the Nazis are discovered nearly 80 years later after the Polish man recalled families were taken to die when he was a little boy.

  • The skeletal remains of more than 25 men, women and children were unearthed this week in Warsaw, Poland
  • The location was pointed out by an elderly resident who said he saw Nazi troops in the area when he was a child in WWII
  • Historians will excavate the remains of the mass grave in the forest and try to identify the victims

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The skeletal remains of more than 25 men, women and children shot by Nazi forces during World War II have been uncovered in forests in the Polish capital of Warsaw.

The Institute of National Remembrance’s gruesome discovery of the country came after a tip from an elderly resident who recalled that German forces had led people to the area.

The Institute’s Tomasz Trzaska said on Twitter: ‘The remains of several dozen people, including women and children, were discovered in a mass grave.

‘Based on the current state of affairs, we can conclude that the remains of at least 25 people were buried at the discovered location.’

The skeletal remains of more than 25 men, women and children shot by Nazi forces during World War II have been uncovered in forests in the Polish capital of Warsaw.

The skeletal remains of more than 25 men, women and children shot by Nazi forces during World War II have been uncovered in forests in the Polish capital of Warsaw.

The Institute of National Remembrance's gruesome discovery of the country came after a tip from an elderly resident who recalled that German forces had led people to the area

The Institute of National Remembrance's gruesome discovery of the country came after a tip from an elderly resident who recalled that German forces had led people to the area

The Institute of National Remembrance’s gruesome discovery of the country came after a tip from an elderly resident who recalled that German forces had led people to the area

Historians were led to a forest between Choszczówka and Legionowo, where they found the mass grave that had been undiscovered for 80 years

Historians were led to a forest between Choszczówka and Legionowo, where they found the mass grave that had been undiscovered for 80 years

Historians were led to a forest between Choszczówka and Legionowo, where they found the mass grave that had been undiscovered for 80 years

‘Information about this place was given to us by a witness who saw as a small child and remembered that the Germans led several people to this place.

He was a few years old then, 7, maybe 8. Our historians have researched and confirmed this assumption.

‘On Monday we started preparations, the site secured. Tuesday we made the find. ‘

Since then, the number of skeletons has risen to 29.

The Institute's Tomasz Trzaska said on Twitter: 'The remains of several dozen people, including women and children, were discovered in a mass grave'

The Institute's Tomasz Trzaska said on Twitter: 'The remains of several dozen people, including women and children, were discovered in a mass grave'

The Institute’s Tomasz Trzaska said on Twitter: ‘The remains of several dozen people, including women and children, were discovered in a mass grave’

Trzaska added that the institute had been led to the site by an elderly resident who was seven or eight during World War II

Trzaska added that the institute had been led to the site by an elderly resident who was seven or eight during World War II

Trzaska added that the institute had been led to the site by an elderly resident who was seven or eight during World War II

Skeletal remains of at least 29 people have been found since the site was discovered on Tuesday

Skeletal remains of at least 29 people have been found since the site was discovered on Tuesday

Skeletal remains of at least 29 people have been found since the site was discovered on Tuesday

In addition to the remains of adults and children, elements of clothing were also found, including buttons, belts, shoes

In addition to the remains of adults and children, elements of clothing were also found, including buttons, belts, shoes

In addition to the remains of adults and children, elements of clothing were also found, including buttons, belts, shoes

The Institute said the bodies were arranged close together, indicating that the soldiers forced their victims to lie in the death pits just before they were executed.

In addition to the remains of adults and children, elements of clothing were also found, including buttons, belts, shoes.

According to documents released by the Central Archives of Modern Records, the massacre most likely took place in 1943 when secret reports confirm that mass killings took place in this part of Warsaw at the time.

A report from the World War II Polish Resistance states: ‘On July 3 in the morning, four vehicles took about 100 people, including several women, to the forest between Choszczówka and Legionowo.

“They were ordered to dig ditches, after which they were all shot.”

The Institute said the newly discovered remains will now be investigated in the hope that they can find out who the victims were.

It is estimated that nearly six million Polish civilians died during the Second World War.

More than 90 percent were non-military victims of German forces who invaded the country in September 1939, and of the Soviets who invaded two weeks later.

According to documents released by the Central Archives of Modern Records, the massacre most likely took place in 1943 when secret reports confirm that mass killings took place in this part of Warsaw at the time.

According to documents released by the Central Archives of Modern Records, the massacre most likely took place in 1943 when secret reports confirm that mass killings took place in this part of Warsaw at the time.

According to documents released by the Central Archives of Modern Records, the massacre most likely took place in 1943 when secret reports confirm that mass killings took place in this part of Warsaw at the time.

The Institute said the newly discovered remains will now be investigated in the hope that they can find out who the victims were

The Institute said the newly discovered remains will now be investigated in the hope that they can find out who the victims were

The Institute said the newly discovered remains will now be investigated in the hope that they can find out who the victims were

The Institute said the bodies were arranged close together, indicating that the soldiers forced their victims to lie in the death pits immediately before they were executed.

The Institute said the bodies were arranged close together, indicating that the soldiers forced their victims to lie in the death pits immediately before they were executed.

The Institute said the bodies were arranged close together, indicating that the soldiers forced their victims to lie in the death pits immediately before they were executed.

It is estimated that nearly six million Polish civilians died during the Second World War.  More than 90 percent were non-military victims of German forces who invaded the country in September 1939, and the Soviets who invaded two weeks later

It is estimated that nearly six million Polish civilians died during the Second World War.  More than 90 percent were non-military victims of German forces who invaded the country in September 1939, and the Soviets who invaded two weeks later

It is estimated that nearly six million Polish civilians died during the Second World War. More than 90 percent were non-military victims of German forces who invaded the country in September 1939, and the Soviets who invaded two weeks later

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