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Memorial trees vandalized for second time at Buchenwald Nazi camp

Illustrative: From left: French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau plant a tree in memory of the death marches to the Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald near Weimar, Germany, September 10, 2021. (Jens Schlueter/Pool Photo via AP)
Illustrative: From left: French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau plant a tree in memory of the death marches to the Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald near Weimar, Germany, September 10, 2021. (Jens Schlueter/Pool Photo via AP)

Vandals damaged trees planted in honor of the victims of the former Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald for a second time in the last week.

Seven trees planted near the camp memorial in the German state of Thuringia were felled or badly damaged last week while another two were destroyed over the weekend, according to the charity that planted them.

The trees were part of the project “1,000 beeches” by the Lebenshilfewerk organization, which has since 1999 planted saplings along the “death march” route from the former camp.

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