Austrian Times RSS FeedsLike the Austrian Times Facebook page!Follow us on Twitter!


Events for November
M T W T F S S
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Add your event FREE

Today

Videos


BurgKino

Pub Quiz everyTuesday at Johnny's Pub

Popular in Austria


Cosmo&Nanu

Gold Diggers

Sick crematorium workers in Hamburg, Germany, are being quizzed by police after claims that they looted the gold fillings from the teeth of bodies waiting to be incinerated.

The wife of one worker - who is facing 68 theft charges - is said to have made nearly 250,000 GBP from selling 25.5 kilos of gold from the scam, which is alleged to have gone on for years.

Another wife - now dead herself - is understood to have pocketed 180,000 GBP from the grave robbing.

Eight crematorium workers are being investigated by police and prosecutors.

For Germany, the case has chilling echoes of the Nazi era death camps where the bodies of Jewish prisoners were butchered for their gold fillings.

Public prosecutor spokesman Wilhelm Mollers said: "The eight workers are alleged to have stolen gold from fillings from the remains."

Officials began the investigation when they realised the amount of gold found in ashes at the crematorium was much lower than at other sites.

"We set up hidden cameras and caught people in the act. It's obviously been going on for years," said one.

Austrian Times


Are you on Facebook? Like the Austrian Times on Facebook and win great prizes!


Cosmo and Nanu
ORF Watch

Tag cloud:
camps  Nazi  cameras  investigation  prosecutors  prisoners  police  crematorium  Wilhelm  Mollers  workers  Germany  Jewish  gold  wife  butchered  fillings  death  stolen  ashes

Latest News

 

Halloween At The Zoo
Pumpkin pie might be the order of the day for people this Halloween but now zoo animals are also getting in on the act.

Baby Naked Mole Rats Born In Vienna
With their pink hairless bodies and fangs for front teeth, these baby naked mole rats were never going to win any cuteness contests at Schonbrunn Zoo in the Austrian capital Vienna.

Jihad Girls Gunpoint Retraction Of Desire To Go Home
Austrian anti-terrorism police believe that an interview given to a French magazine allegedly with one of the two teenage girls who fled to Syria to join in the jihad was probably carried out at gunpoint.

Get Shorty As Confused Bald Ibis Gets Lost Again
A rare bald Ibis that seems to have a different sense of direction to her fellow birds has once again had to be rescued after getting stuck trying to find a different route to the southern Italian feeding ground.

Alpine Trains Venture Into Space As The Final Frontier
Austria’s national railway line the OeBB has raised eyebrows after offering themed toilets including one that is supposed to "look and smell like outer space".

MEP caught In Brit papers Fraud Probe Jailed
A corrupt MEP caught by a British newspaper offering to propose amendments to EU laws in exchange for 100,000 euros a year has been given a three-year-jail term.

Vienna Jihad Girls Want To Come Home
The two Austrian teenage girls who became ‘poster girls’ for the jihad in Syria are now desperate to come home after getting completely disillusioned with their new lifestyles.

Mega-Station Opens
There was a festival atmosphere as Bundespresident Heinz Fischer opened Vienna's new Hauptbahnhof Friday morning.

Apple Truck Causes Traffic Jam
When 24 tonnes of apples are catapulted across a road it can only mean a jam.

Farmer Cleared Over Wolf Shooting
Furious animal rights campaigners have accused an Austrian farmer of lying after he shot dead a wolf that he claimed he thought was a fox.

 


Mala Vrata

The most popular stories –
last 7 days



Don't moan alone, the Ombudsman Investigates.

Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.

Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.


Austrian Zimmers