The mass grave of a nation
On May 1, 1988, while the Belarusian capital was celebrating May Day, three schoolchildren set out to build a fort in the ground in the shades of the pines of Kurapaty, a wooded area popular with weekend campers. While they were digging, they came across a very old-looking object: first, a few porcelain mugs and a wallet full of 1930s coins turned up, then – much to their surprise – a large number of skulls with strange round holes in the back. Their fear overcome by curiosity, the boys kept digging.
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