Czech Republic agrees to bury German WW2 dead

7th April 2006, Comments 0 comments

7 April 2006, PRAGUE - The German and Czech foreign ministers Friday discussed a plan to bury about 4,300 German soldiers from World War II whose remains are currently stored in boxes at a Czech factory.

7 April 2006

PRAGUE - The German and Czech foreign ministers Friday discussed a plan to bury about 4,300 German soldiers from World War II whose remains are currently stored in boxes at a Czech factory.

Germany's minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, after meeting in Prague with his counterpart Cyril Svoboda, told reporters that the remains would be properly buried within 12 months.

Steinmeier welcomed a Czech government offer to store the remains at an army facility until a German group, the National Union for German Military Grave Service, can prepare a final resting place.

The remains stored in Usti nad Labem, 60 kilometres north of Prague, reportedly include Nazi SS officers as well as new recruits killed near the end of the war.

They were exhumed from graves around the Czech Republic several years ago and were supposed to be buried together in a Prague cemetery, but the project ran out money.

DPA

Subject: German news

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