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  • **FILE** Remains of coffins are seen Oct. 8, 2012, in a basement of the hospital in Hall near Innsbruck, Austria. The Nazi-era psychiatric patients were demeaned, starved, brutalized, and left to die. More than half, say those involved, suffered from broken ribs and other bone fractures from blows likely dealt by hospital personnel. (Associated Press)

    Austria probes gruesome fate of Nazi-era disabled

    Forensic crews scraping away dirt from the remains of the Nazi-era psychiatric patients were puzzled: The skeletal fingers were entwined in rosary beads. Why, the experts wondered, would the Nazis — who considered these people less than human — respect them enough to let them take their religious symbols to their graves?

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