Nazi-era graves to be dug up in Austria





Officials in western Austria say exhumations are to take place at a psychiatric hospital thought to contain the remains of Nazi victims.

The remains of 220 people are buried at a cemetery in Hall in Tyrol province and the hospital believes many died as part of the Nazi euthanasia programme.

A planned construction project has been halted to allow a full investigation.

Thousands of people with physical or mental disabilities were killed by the Nazis who saw them as unfit to live.

Some 30,000 were killed at one psychiatric hospital alone - Schloss Hartheim, near Linz in upper Austria....


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