Germany: Skulls and bones, a sinister colonial heritage
It's a sinister heritage: tens of thousands of skulls and other human remains are stored in German museums and research institutes. Many were taken during the colonial era and researchers are now trying to source them in order to send them back to their countries of origin, mostly in Africa. Other European countries, such as Belgium and France, have similar collections. The French government is now planning to legislate on the issue later this year. Our Berlin and Brussels correspondents report.
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