Germany's Corpse Hunter Helping the Lost Dead of WWII Rest in Peace

During battles at the end of World War II, tens of thousands of soldiers and civilians never got a decent burial. For almost 30 years, one man has been finding these bodies and helping them rest in peace.
Von Matthias Pankau
Digging for human bones: Erwin Kowalke's job is to find some of the thousands of soldiers who died during World War II, identify them and then accord them a proper burial.

Digging for human bones: Erwin Kowalke's job is to find some of the thousands of soldiers who died during World War II, identify them and then accord them a proper burial.

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Photo Gallery: Living With The Dead
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Photo Gallery: Living With The Dead

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