Wednesday, October 03, 2007

I've Never Been Boared at a Cemetery

A large cemetery south of Berlin has been overrun by wild boar.

Stahnsdorf cemetery has 120,000 graves, including some famous personalities including Werner von Siemens, the founder of the Siemens industrial group, and the artist Heinrich Zille.

The marauding boar didn't dig deep enough to uncover coffins, but they did ruin an area of 1,070 German wartime graves containing civilian victims of bombing raids and soldiers, said Ihlefeldt. They left a fenced-off section of British and Italian war graves untouched, however. [Link]
Advice for family historians planning a trip to Germany: When running from the wild pigs, be careful not to trip over the Nazi raccoons.

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