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Learning from the Present to Understand the Past: Forensic and Archaeological Approaches to Sites of the Holocaust

STURDY COLLS, Caroline (2015) Learning from the Present to Understand the Past: Forensic and Archaeological Approaches to Sites of the Holocaust. In: Killing Sites. Research and Remembrance. Metropol Verlag, pp. 61-78. ISBN 978-3-86331-233-6

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This paper will outline the potential for novel forensic archaeological approaches to be used to locate and search these sites in order to identify evidence of the Nazis’ crimes. It will be shown how a combination of forensic and archaeological methods has been successfully applied at a number of Holocaust sites across Europe in order to locate mass graves and other evidence of atrocity. The variety of state-of-the-art techniques and innovative methods now available will be presented and suggestions for future work will be made. In particular, proposals for a central database of Holocaust mass grave sites will be presented. Ethical working practices will also be discussed, given the need to carry out detailed scientific enquiry whilst respecting the sensitive nature of the evidence being sought.

Item Type: Book Chapter or Section
Subjects: F400 Forensic and Archaeological Science
V100 History by period
V200 History by area
V400 Archaeology
Faculty: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Sciences > Sciences
Depositing User: Caroline STURDY COLLS
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2015 09:38
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2015 10:49
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/2160

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