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Dutch Police Investigating 2 Pieces Of Old Soap For Traces Of Holocaust Victims

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Police in the northern town of Dokkum said in a statement Friday that they are investigating the attempted sale of the soap online. The military memorabilia collector who had put them up for sale has turned them over to police.

Police say that based on the seller's description "it could be deduced that it may be soap made in World War II concentration camps that could contain remains of dead Jews."

Scholars largely dismiss as myth rumors that the Nazis had any program to make soap from the bodies of Jews during the war.

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