The Imperial War Museums [IWM] have delivered to the hands of the Jewish Community of Great Britain the remains of five adults and a child who were murdered in Auschwitz during the Nazi occupation of Poland.
The remains will be given a Jewish funeral in January 20 in the north London neighbourhood of Bushey.
UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis wrote in a social media post that he thanks the IWM for the care and sensitivity they have shown in the matter and that now the victims will be given “the dignity of a Jewish funeral.”
The ashes and bone fragments were removed from the site of the Nazi concentration camp by a Holocaust survivor in the 1990’s and were kept there for 20 years.
This will be the first time that Jewish people murdered in the Holocaust will be buried in England.