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Mass Grave

A mass grave is a grave containing multiple number of human corpses, which may or may not be identified prior to burial. There is no strict definition of the minimum number of bodies required to constitute a mass grave, although the United Nations defines a mass grave as a burial site which contains three or more victims of execution.

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Mass Grave
... A mass grave is a grave containing multiple number of human corpses, which may or may not be identified prior to burial ... There is no strict definition of the minimum number of bodies required to constitute a mass grave, although the United Nations defines a mass grave as a burial ... Mass graves are an infamous variation on common burial, still occasionally practiced today under normal circumstances ...
Lokavec, Ajdovščina - History - Mass Grave
... Lokavec is the site of a mass grave from the period immediately after the Second World War ... The Lokavec Mass Grave (Slovene Grobišče Lokavec) is located in a field 600 m west of the settlement ...
Burials - Locations - Marking The Location of The Burial - Multiple Bodies Per Grave
... In many states in Australia all graves are designated two or three depth (depending of the water table) for multiple burials, at the discretion of the burial rights holder, with each new interment atop the ... As such all graves are dug to greater depth for the initial burial than the traditional six feet to facilitate this practice ... Mass burial is the practice of burying multiple bodies in one location ...
Skadanščina - Mass Grave
... Skadanščina is the site of a mass grave associated with the Second World War ... The Bukovje Cave Mass Grave (Slovene Grobišče Jama v Bukovju) is located south-southwest of the village ...
Sušak, Slovenia - Mass Grave
... Sušak is the site of a mass grave from the end of the Second World War ... The Hunting Lodge Mass Grave (Slovene Grobišče pri lovskem domu) lies about 600 m east of the center of Sušak and about 30 m from a hunting lodge ...

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