Nazi war crime probe launched from mystery photos

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Germany's central Nazi war crimes body said on Tuesday it had launched an inquiry after an envelope with photos of killings in the Soviet Union in World War II was handed in anonymously.

"In total there are 50 photos, some of which show very drastic deaths, such as hangings, as well as corpses on the ground and bodies piled into German army trucks," spokesman Andreas Brendel said.

"There are German army soldiers in some of the photos but it is unclear if they are also the perpetrators of these killings."...

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