Bones are bones

Whatever the status and nature of the person, hero or villain, bones are bones. How did it come to this in the West, that the biological substance of a human is such an emotional and powerful symbol?

308 norwegians disappeared on the eastern front in Russia, and most of them were serving in Waffen-SS (read about this in Norwegian). They were obviously killed and buried, and since Norwegian authorities considered them traitors, no serious attempts were made to bring their bones back to Norway. Now, the relatives want them back, and they want the Norwegian state to pay.

It is a positive development that the issue finally might be discussed openly, and although these young men did serve the enemy, they were also family members and human beings. I just don’t see the point in spending millions and millions on recovering bones that slowly are disintegrated and recycled in the ecosystem. Whatever the status and nature of the person, hero or villain, bones are bones. How did it come to this, that the biological remains of a human are such an emotional and powerful symbol?

Legg igjen en kommentar

Din e-postadresse vil ikke bli publisert. Obligatoriske felt er merket med *

Dette nettstedet bruker Akismet for å redusere spam. Lær om hvordan dine kommentar-data prosesseres.