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Human dummies with German text installed at Czech cemetery

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Novy Bor, North Bohemia, Nov 2 (CTK) – An installation of eight human dummy figures dressed in white sheets and with signs in German and Czech in the wood near the local cemetery seems to have hinted at the aftermath of World War Two, police spokeswoman Ivana Balakova told journalists on Thursday.

The dummies were installed in the trees. The signs said “A court decides on guilt” and “Truth always prevails.” No one has claimed the installation.

The case is being investigated by the police.

“We are checking the event and we will decide on further steps after we collect the necessary evidence,” Balakova said.

As the dummies were on the land owned by the town, the town hall had them removed.

“The texts are most likely to refer to the events after World War Two when several Germans were executed in Novy Bor [Haida in German],” town hall spokeswoman Radmila Pokorna said.

The bodies of eight local Germans shot dead are buried in the forest in an unmarked common grave.

The town hall denotes the act, which occurred on All Souls’ Day, as an extremely wrong activity. “The town Novy Bor distances itself from this quasi artistic performance. It refuses to take part in fanning past wrongs in any way,” Pokorna said.

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