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From: Amy Larner Giroux CG CGL <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Grave
Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 11:03:03 -0400
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Hi Debbie,

In Europe most graves are rented for a certain period. After the rental
period it over, the bones are exhumed and placed in an ossuary or
charnel house at the cemetery.

Amy

Debbie Repass wrote:
> I am hoping that someone can help me understand what this message is saying. I wrote to the authorities in Austria to try and locate my grandmother who died in 1956's grave in Salzburg and this is the message I received:
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> To your inquiry about the mail from 7.5.2008, the cemetery administration gives you following answer. We found an Anna Siwak in our recordings, which was buried at the Kommunalfriedhof in the group 7. The grave was already dissolved 1967 and the gravestone was removed, so that here an empty place is now.
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> The cemetery aldministration hopes that this information will be al help for you.
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> Does this mean that she no longer has a grave? And what did they do with her body?
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> Thanks for your help,
> Debbie
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Amy Larner Giroux, CG, CGL




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