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Alexander Korb

5 The disposal of corpses in an ethnicized civil war: Croatia, 1941–45 1 Alexander Korb Introduction In May 1943, an Italian general who was being held prisoner of war was discussing the course of the war with his colleagues. He was describing an incident that had occurred in the territory occupied by Italy in Croatia and, unknown to him, he was overheard by his British supervisors. The incident concerned the recovery of the corpses of murdered Serbs thrown by the perpetrators – Croatian nationalists – into karst caves, which are typical land formations in that

in Human remains and mass violence
Therkel Straede

This paper traces the massacres of Jews and Soviet prisoners of war in November 1941 in the city of Bobruisk, Eastern Belarus. Sparked by a current memorial at one of the killing sites, the author examines the historic events of the killings themselves and presents a micro level analysis of the various techniques for murdering and disposing of such large numbers of victims. A contrast will be shown between the types of actions applied to the victims by the German army, SS, police personnel and other local collaborators, reflecting an imposed racial hierarchisation even after their death.

Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal
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Mass violence, corpses, and the Nazi imagination of the East
Michael McConnell

inhabitants in revenge for what they considered to be an especially underhand act.23 One particularly gruesome method which arose from oper­ ational considerations was the immolation of victims. The commanders of anti-partisan operations considered the burning of bodies expedient, as it used the destruction of the villages to meet sanitary guidelines regarding the disposal of corpses, as noted in a report from Operation Winterzauber, in March 1943. One unit commander ordered that where suspects could not be handed over to the security police for ‘special treatment

in Destruction and human remains
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The daily work of Erich Muhsfeldt, chief of the crematorium at Majdanek concentration and extermination camp, 1942–44
Elissa Mailänder

At this camp in Franconia, for about four weeks, Muhsfeldt undertook his last concentration camp duty, now as roll-call leader. During the evacuation and the death march53 he was to prove his ability and use his expertise in the disposal of corpses one last time in the service of the SS, as the leader of the funeral squad. DHR.indb 57 5/15/2014 12:51:07 PM 58  Elissa Mailänder Conclusion: a man for all phases Despite his initial reluctance, Muhsfeldt developed in Majdanek broad-ranging expertise, indeed talent, in everything related to corpse disposal. In the

in Destruction and human remains
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The bodyand counter-revolutionary warfare inapartheid South Africa
Nicky Rousseau

South Africa  209 front or rear bumper of military or police vehicles, nor captured in photographs that mimicked the big-game safari shot, which also circulated semi-surreptitiously in regional war zones.27 Again, there were no standing rules regarding the disposal of corpses, and so each team was had to develop its own modus operandi. As with killing, a range of methods emerged, and al­ though certain patterns or preferences can be discerned, some­times crossing regions, they retain a sense of improvisation and of being driven by opportunity. A number of bodies were

in Destruction and human remains
Yehonatan Alsheh

distribution of access to resources, services and risk-free and HRMV.indb 31 01/09/2014 17:28:34 32  Yehonatan Alsheh pathogen-free environments, it is possible to cultivate some healthy and prosperous populations. Yet the above also stipulates the managed disposal of corpses, not just for reasons of hygiene but also because the production of death as one of the means by which the good life or certain populations is produced is better kept away from sight, or at least under the pretence of complete control. The corpse as the embodiment of death appears in modernity as

in Human remains and mass violence
Towards atypology of the treatment of corpses of ‘disappeared detainees’ in Argentinafrom 1975 to 1983
Mario Ranalletti

way onto the autopsy table with their corresponding protocols signified that they had passed all the prior and accompanying administrative safeguards for the admission of bodies.59 Outlining a typology Five methods for the disposal of corpses can be identified. All the procedures used display the strength of the desire to create a fictitious account of the circumstances surrounding the murders: 1. Bringing the bodies into normal bureaucratic and forensic channels. This course of action was used after a murder in a CDC, and took one of several forms: a. The

in Destruction and human remains
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Joris Vandendriessche
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Tine Van Osselaer

). 46 J. Gijbels, ‘Reassessing the pauper burial: the disposal of corpses in nineteenth-century Brussels’, Mortality 23:2 (3 April 2018), 184–98; T. Claes, Corpses in Belgian Anatomy, 1860–1914. Nobody's Dead (Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), 237–251; T. Claes and P. Huistra, ‘“Il importe d’établir une

in Medical histories of Belgium
Dirk Luyten
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David Guilardian

mouvement mutualiste chrétien , 74; Jolien Gybels, ‘Reassessing the pauper burial: the disposal of corpses in nineteenth-century Brussels’, Mortality , 23 (2018), 184–98; Tinne Claes , ‘“ By what right is the scalpel put in the pauper’s corpse?” Dissections and

in Medical histories of Belgium