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Auction House Suspends Sale of 19th-Century Jewish Burial Records

Auction House Suspends Sale of 19th-Century Jewish Burial Records

Auction House Suspends Sale of 19th-Century Jewish Burial Records Auction House Suspends Sale of 19th-Century Jewish Burial Records Under Nazi rule in 1944, some 18,000 Jews were deported in six trains from the city of Cluj-Napoca in modern-day Romania to the death camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau. They nearly all perished. Jewish homes, offices, archives and synagogues in Cluj were ransacked and …

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Norwegian Archaeologists Discover Viking Age Ship Burial

Norwegian Archaeologists Discover Viking Age Ship Burial

Norwegian Archaeologists Discover Viking Age Ship Burial Norwegian Archaeologists Discover Viking Age Ship Burial Archaeologists using radar technology have discovered a millennium-old ship burial in southeastern Norway, at a site that they hope will offer clues about life during the period after the fall of the Roman Empire through the end of the Viking Age. Lars Gustavsen, a researcher at …

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In South Africa, Burial Traditions Upended by Coronavirus

In South Africa, Burial Traditions Upended by Coronavirus

In South Africa, Burial Traditions Upended by Coronavirus In South Africa, Burial Traditions Upended by Coronavirus KHAYELITSHA, South Africa — In ordinary times, there would have been no question where Zinzile Mweli would be buried: alongside his ancestors in the village where he was born. But when Mr. Mweli, a minibus taxi owner, died last month from Covid-19 in Cape …

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French Muslims Face a Cruel Coronavirus Shortage: Burial Grounds

French Muslims Face a Cruel Coronavirus Shortage: Burial Grounds

French Muslims Face a Cruel Coronavirus Shortage: Burial Grounds French Muslims Face a Cruel Coronavirus Shortage: Burial Grounds PARIS — The middle-aged men, some wearing masks and gloves, leaned over a freshly excavated grave and gingerly slid a coffin into it. Arching their backs and bending their knees, they were burying a 60-year-old French-Moroccan woman in the Muslim section of …

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