Unidentified human remains found at a cemetery

Excavation works aimed at locating burials of victims of communist terror at the Rakowicki cemetery in Kraków, Poland, led to the discovery of unidentified human remains.

Excavation site (by J. Bednarczyk)

The remains were found by a team of Fundacja Niezłomi, which specialises in searching for the burial places of the victims of communist regime in Poland. The burial was found at an empty space near the cemetery’s wall. The area was the site of construction works in 2013 which destroyed part of the remains and moved some of the earth containing the remains to an unknown location. Police and officials of Instytut Pamięci Narodowej (Institute of National Remembrance) are exhuming the newly found remains in order to conduct identification of the individuals. Among the people buried at the site might be members of Poland’s underground forces that were executed in the prison by the Montelupich street in Cracow in 1947.

Site waiting for exhumation works (by J. Bednarczyk)


(after Dzieje.pl & J. Bednarczyk)

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