Database of Fallen Soldiers Germany Still Locates 40,000 War Casualties a Year

The German War Graves Commission launched a campaign on Tuesday, the 67th anniversary of the end of World War II, to promote its online database as a way for relatives to trace missing soldiers. Some 40,000 are located and reburied each year across Eastern Europe and Russia -- where its teams still encounter hostility from locals who remember the murderous occupation.
A grisly task: a specialist from the German War Graves Commission retrieving war dead from a site in eastern Germany.

A grisly task: a specialist from the German War Graves Commission retrieving war dead from a site in eastern Germany.

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