Popricani, Romania – In Photos: Burial Ceremony For WWII Mass Grave Remains

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    A Rabbi buries the remains of dozens of Jews in a cemetery in Iasi, 410 km (251 miles) north of Bucharest, April 4, 2011. Romania's Jewish community buried on Monday the remains of dozens of Jews killed by Romanian troops during World War Two and found in a mass grave in the north of the country. The memorial, dedicated to about 60 victims unearthed in a forest area near the village of Popricani, took place in the Jewish cemetery of Iasi in northeastern Romania. Archaeologists unearthed the mass grave in November 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan CristelPopricani, Romania – The remains of dozens of Jews killed during World War II and found in a mass grave in northern Romania were buried Monday in a ceremony at the Jewish cemetery in Iasi.

    Reported last month by VIN News that the Rabbinical Board of the Committee for the Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries in Europe, led by the Rabbi Elyakum Schlesinger, greatly respected London Rosh Yeshiva, joined by Romanian Chief Rabbi Menachem Hacohen. with a a delegation of NY based organization Admas Kodesh met March 3 2011 the Honorable Marian Parjol, Consul General of Romania, at his offices in the Consulate General building in New York. to discuss the grave site.

    See below photos from today:

    Pogrom survivor Leizer Finkelstein (C) talks to Rabbis from England and the United States after a burial ceremony of the remains of dozens of Jews in a cemetery in Iasi, 410 km (251 miles) north of Bucharest, April 4, 2011. Romania's Jewish community buried on Monday the remains of dozens of Jews killed by Romanian troops during World War Two and found in a mass grave in the north of the country. The memorial, dedicated to about 60 victims unearthed in a forest area near the village of Popricani, took place in the Jewish cemetery of Iasi in northeastern Romania. Archaeologists unearthed the mass grave in November 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

    Rabbis from England and the United States prepare a grave to bury the remains of dozens of Jews in a cemetery in Iasi, 410 km north of Bucharest, April 4, 2011. Romania's Jewish community buried on Monday the remains of dozens of Jews killed by Romanian troops during World War Two and found in a mass grave in the north of the country. The memorial, dedicated to about 60 victims unearthed in a forest area near the village of Popricani, took place in the Jewish cemetery of Iasi in northeastern Romania. Archaeologists unearthed the mass grave in November 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

    Rabbis from England and the United States prepare a grave to bury the remains of dozens of Jews in a cemetery in Iasi, 410 km north of Bucharest, April 4, 2011. Romania's Jewish community buried on Monday the remains of dozens of Jews killed by Romanian troops during World War Two and found in a mass grave in the north of the country. The memorial, dedicated to about 60 victims unearthed in a forest area near the village of Popricani, took place in the Jewish cemetery of Iasi in northeastern Romania. Archaeologists unearthed the mass grave in November 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

    Rabbis from England and the United States are seen during the burial ceremony of the remains of dozens of Jews in a cemetery in Iasi, 410 km (251 miles) north of Bucharest, April 4, 2011. Romania's Jewish community buried on Monday the remains of dozens of Jews killed by Romanian troops during World War Two and found in a mass grave in the north of the country. The memorial, dedicated to about 60 victims unearthed in a forest area near the village of Popricani, took place in the Jewish cemetery of Iasi in northeastern Romania. Archaeologists unearthed the mass grave in November 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

    Rabbis from England and the United States bury the remains of dozens of Jews in a cemetery in Iasi, 410 km (251 miles) north of Bucharest, April 4, 2011. Romania's Jewish community buried on Monday the remains of dozens of Jews killed by Romanian troops during World War Two and found in a mass grave in the north of the country. The memorial, dedicated to about 60 victims unearthed in a forest area near the village of Popricani, took place in the Jewish cemetery of Iasi in northeastern Romania. Archaeologists unearthed the mass grave in November 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

    Rabbis from England and the United States bury the remains of dozens of Jews in a cemetery in Iasi, 410 km (251 miles) north of Bucharest, April 4, 2011. Romania's Jewish community buried on Monday the remains of dozens of Jews killed by Romanian troops during World War Two and found in a mass grave in the north of the country. The memorial, dedicated to about 60 victims unearthed in a forest area near the village of Popricani, took place in the Jewish cemetery of Iasi in northeastern Romania. Archaeologists unearthed the mass grave in November 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

    Rabbis from England and the United States bury the remains of dozens of Jews in a cemetery in Iasi, 410 km (251 miles) north of Bucharest, April 4, 2011. Romania's Jewish community buried on Monday the remains of dozens of Jews killed by Romanian troops during World War Two and found in a mass grave in the north of the country. The memorial, dedicated to about 60 victims unearthed in a forest area near the village of Popricani, took place in the Jewish cemetery of Iasi in northeastern Romania. Archaeologists unearthed the mass grave in November 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

    Rabbis from England and the United States bury the remains of dozens of Jews in a cemetery in Iasi, 410 km (251 miles) north of Bucharest, April 4, 2011. Romania's Jewish community buried on Monday the remains of dozens of Jews killed by Romanian troops during World War Two and found in a mass grave in the north of the country. The memorial, dedicated to about 60 victims unearthed in a forest area near the village of Popricani, took place in the Jewish cemetery of Iasi in northeastern Romania. Archaeologists unearthed the mass grave in November 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

    Villager Mihai Spanu walks by the former mass grave of dozens of Jews in a forest in Popricani village, near Iasi, 420 km (251 miles) north of Bucharest, April 4, 2011. Romania's Jewish community buried on Monday the remains of dozens of Jews killed by Romanian troops during World War Two and found in a mass grave in the north of the country. The memorial, dedicated to about 60 victims unearthed in a forest area near the village of Popricani, took place in the Jewish cemetery of Iasi in northeastern Romania. Archaeologists unearthed the mass grave in November 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

    Rabi Meir Sclesinger of London (front-L), accompanied by rabbis from England and the United States, takes part in the reburial of the remains of Holocaust victims, found in a mass grave in northern Romania, at the Jewish cemetery in Iasi, 410 km north of Bucharest, Romania, 04 April 2011. Romania's Jewish community buried the remains of dozens of Jews killed by Romanian troops during World War Two. The memorial is dedicated to about 60 victims unearthed in a forest near the village of Popricani. Archaeologists unearthed the mass grave in November 2010.  EPA/RADU ANECULAESI

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