Mass grave unearthed at the site of a Nazi massacre in Belarus 

Soldiers unearth the remains of a woman cradling a baby as new footage shows excavation of WW2 mass grave containing the bodies of a thousand Jews massacred by Nazis in Belarus Mass grave is in Brest which was occupied by Nazi Germany in World War Two Site of the Nazi massacre was found after building work began on apartments Specialist soldiers discovered a female skeleton cradling the remains of a baby Jewish community is now pushing for grave to be made into Holocaust memorial 

By Jessica Green For Mailonline

Published: 16:48 BST, 1 April 2019 | Updated: 16:56 BST, 1 April 2019

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Specialist soldiers unearthing the remains of a Second World War mass grave in Belarus have discovered a harrowing female skeleton cradling the remains of a baby.

Footage shows the excavation of more than 1,000 Jews from the construction site in the city of Brest which was occupied by Nazi Germany in the 1940s.

The site of the Nazi massacre - discovered on an old ghetto area earlier this year - was found after building work began on an elite apartment block. 

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Specialist soldiers unearth the remains of a Second World War mass grave in Belarus

Specialist soldiers unearth the remains of a Second World War mass grave in Belarus

Pictures show the excavation of more than 1,000 Jews' remains from the construction site

Pictures show the excavation of more than 1,000 Jews' remains from the construction site

‘There are clear bullet holes in the skulls,’ Dmitry Kaminsky, the military team leader, told the BBC.

Almost half the 50,000 people in the Eastern European city were Jews before the start of the Second World War, but shortly after the German invasion in June 1941, the instruction came to wipe them out.

Following the order, thousands

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