Wednesday November 22, 2017

Yet another enigma:Mummified bodies found in Hindu temple

Mummified bodies extracted in a temple in Berlin

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Surprisingly or more of shockingly a mummified body was found in a Hindu temple in the district of Neukölln, Berlin by the local firemen and police.

It is pertinent to be noted that a building work was being done on the Sri Ganesha Temple which is basically a stone tower structure in the Hasenheide park in the district when the corpses were discovered on a fine monday afternoon and the police were called on site.

It is to be noted here that in hindu religion it is a tradition to cremate the bodies by burning them and not burying them.The police is still trying to find out whose bodies could these be and if they have any connection with the temple.

It is also being  found out what purpose was being served by that land before the temple was built on it.

The whereabouts of the owner of the land are being looked into for.

The police is primarily treating it as a suicide case but the other options at the table are also being looked at closely.

 

To quote Bild and as confirmed by  a policeman on Tuesday that  it was a man’s body.

 

However the police is still trying to find out why the corpses were buried there, and according to them “there are no clues as to whether this was a capital office or suicide.”

 

All the police could say was that the body had clearly been there “for a long time.”

 

There are no whereabouts of whose body it was and none to claim it, but the corpse was sent to the criminal investigations department for analysis. No identification could be found on it but the autopsy should reveal more about the cause of death.But the claimants wilL stilL be a hard task to find out!!
By Nikita Tayal,student of commerce
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Indian Embassy organises second Diaspora event in Berlin

The agenda of this event was to deliberate upon various common issues of the states of India and Germany by the Indian associations and arriving at the mechanism for the scope of progress

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Berlin, Feb 28, 2017:  Indian Embassy in Berlin organised second diaspora event in the weekend, which marked the presence of prominent figures of Indian diaspora as well as several Indian associations. Representatives of 16 student associations also participated.

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The agenda of this event was to deliberate upon various common issues of the states of India and Germany by the Indian associations and arriving at the mechanism for the scope of progress.

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Embassy’s senior officers and consul generals of Hamburg, Munich and Frankfurt along with the ambassador Gurjit Singh also participated in this event.

Indian Embassy’s various initiatives were accentuated in the conference that also incorporated many programmes of MEA, particularly by Overseas India Division.

In order to leverage the talents of Indian professionals and involve them in promotional start ups, Indian embassy has come up with initiatives like IPF (Indian Professional Forum) and Make In IndiaMittelstand (MIIM) and ISG (Indian Students German) portal. The objective of Make In India Mittelstand (MIIM) programme is to bring German companies to invest in India. ISG portal’s aim is to promulgate awareness.

In every two months the e-book chronicling the Embassy’s initiatives and activities will be uploaded on the website of the embassy. The book is chronicled by the Indian ambassador for strengthening the relationship between India and Germany.

Dr. Joachim Oestarheld, a prominent Researcher and Humboldt scholar held a guest lecture in the conference on the contributions of Indians in Germany.

Dr. V. S. Saravanan, University of Bonn spoke about his proposed research study on Indian Diaspora in Germany

Indian National Day Celebration Committee, a prominent association in articulated about various events undertaken by them in cooperation with the Embassy. The gathering at the conference also witnessed two Indian classical dance programmes exhibited by Ms. Elina Mullick (Kathak) and Ms. Janani Suresh (Bharatanatyam).

– prepared by Sabhyata Badhwar of NewsGram. Twitter: @SabbyDarkhorse

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Human Bones Found near Former Nazi Research Site in Berlin where dead camp victim’s body parts were sent by SS doctor Josef Mengele

The site is about 100 meters (yards) away from what was the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Human Heredity and Eugenics in the Nazi era

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FILE - Federal police agent holds two photos and the identity card June 7, 1985 found in the house in which the man believed to be Nazi War Criminal Josef Mengele lived. Photo on left shows Mengele eating. Image source: VOA

Archaeologists in Berlin have unearthed a large number of human bones from a site close to where Nazi scientists carried out research on body parts of death camp victims sent to them by sadistic SS doctor Josef Mengele, officials said Thursday.

Experts have been examining the site in Berlin’s upscale Dahlem neighborhood since a small number of bones were found there in 2014 during road work on a property belonging to Berlin’s Free University.

In the dig they uncovered “numerous fractured skulls, teeth, vertebrae” and other bones, including those of children, Susan Pollock, a professor of archaeology at the university who was one of the leaders of the team, said in a statement.

The bones found in 2014 were never identified, and the new discovery provides researchers “a new possibility to illuminate the unusual find and the circumstances under which they were buried,” said Joerg Haspel, the leader of Berlin’s office that oversees memorial sites.

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Several of the vertebrae found had traces of glue on them, indicating they may have been parts of skeletons on display.

German police shooting women and children from the Mizocz Ghetto, 14 October 1942. Image source: Wikimedia Commons
German police shooting women and children from the Mizocz Ghetto, 14 October 1942. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

The site is about 100 meters (yards) away from what was the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Human Heredity and Eugenics in the Nazi era.

The world-famous Kaiser Wilhelm Society predated the Nazi era and once counted famous scientists like Albert Einstein among its directors.

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During the Nazi dictatorship, however, the Dahlem institute was closely associated with pseudoscientific race research, and notorious Auschwitz physician Mengele as well as others are known to have sent many body parts there for study. It was also known to have a collection of bones from Germany’s colonial era, among others.

Experts now plan to use osteological identification methods to try to learn more about the newly discovered bones, and should at least be able to determine the general age of the person, their sex and how many different people’s bones were found, Pollock said. Results are expected at the earliest at the end of the year.

A working group of the university, the city, and the Max Planck Society, which the Kaiser Wilhelm Society was renamed after the war, has been keeping in close contact with Germany’s Central Council of Jews and Central Council of Sinti and Roma on the archaeological work.

Earlier this year, the Max Planck Society ordered a complete review of its specimens collection after discovering human brain sections in its archive that were from victims of Nazi Germany’s so-called euthanasia program in which psychiatric patients and people with mental deficiencies were killed.

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“The Max Planck Society has accepted a difficult legacy of its predecessor organization, the Kaiser Wilhelm Society,” said society president Martin Stratmann of his organization’s participation in the ongoing archaeological investigation. “We are well aware of the special responsibility that it entails.” (VOA)

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Germany Wants Facebook to Take Initiative in Fight Against Online Hate

Political leaders and regulators have complained the world's largest social network, with 1.6 billion monthly users, had been slow to respond to hate speech and anti-immigrant messages

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Hatred. Image source: Pixabay

BERLIN, August 31, 2016: Germany’s interior minister Thomas de Maizière visited Facebook’s offices in Berlin on Monday and advised Facebook to be more proactive in removing forbidden content from its social network platform.

“Facebook should take down racist content or calls for violence from its pages on its own initiative even if it hasn’t yet received a complaint,” Thomas de Maiziere said. “Facebook has an immensely important economic position and, just like every other large enterprise, it has an immensely important social responsibility.”

Thomas de Maizière, politician of Germany, interior minister of Merkel Government Source: Wikimedia commons
Thomas de Maizière, politician of Germany, interior minister of Merkel Government
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The German government has been critical of Facebook in the past. Political leaders and regulators have complained the world’s largest social network, with 1.6 billion monthly users, had been slow to respond to hate speech and anti-immigrant messages.

Last year, Justice Minister Heiko Maas told Reuters that Facebook must abide by stricter German laws banning racist sentiment even if it might be allowed in the United States under freedom of speech.

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De Maiziere said he recognized Facebook’s efforts to develop software that can better identify outlawed content and praised its efforts to fight child pornography. He said it was right to warn users in its terms of the dissemination of illegal content.

“But it’s up to the company to ensure those terms are upheld,” he said. “A company with a good reputation for innovation will have to earn a good reputation in this area.”

Eva-Maria Kirschsieper, Facebook’s head of Public Policy in Germany, told reporters during de Maiziere’s visit that the discussions between political leaders and companies in social media would continue.

“We see ourselves as part of German society and part of the German economy,” she said. “And we know that we have a major responsibility and we want to live up to this responsibility. We take this issue very seriously indeed.”

Mark Wallace, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who now heads the Counter Extremist Project (CEP) in New York, a non-profit group that maintains a database of information about extremist groups, said Facebook was a leader in the social media sector in combating extremism, but more work was needed.

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“Of all the companies, Facebook has done the most, but they’re all just starting to recognize that the weaponization of social media platforms is not good business and not good for society,” Wallace told Reuters.

CEP is completing testing of a new software tool that will identify new images and videos published on social media sites by Islamic State and other extremist groups, and remove them instantly wherever they occur, much as already done with child pornography images.

Earlier this year, Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg came to Berlin to respond to the criticism. He said he had learned from Facebook’s experience in Germany that migrants were a group of people who also needed to be protected from hate speech online. (VOA)

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