Previously published in examiner
Part 7 of the forensic DNA series
The projects requiring Forensic DNA testing, continued
The DNA Shoah Project
The DNA Shoah Project identifies Holocaust victims who were buried anonymously throughout Europe and reunites survivors of the Holocaust with their surviving families. During the Second World War and the reign of the third Reich, Nazi Germany, families were scattered all over. Because of the danger involved, these families could not communicate with each other and thus many families were left not knowing if their relatives had survived or not.
Children who Disappeared in Argentina
In the 1970’s, many people who were kidnapped or murdered, were known as “the disappeared”, many of these these people were pregnant women or women with new born babies. When they disappeared the offspring of these women were spared. They were raised by the kidnappers. DNA specialists are helping the grandparents to find these missing children.
Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery
The remains of Michael Blassie, U.S. Air Force lieutenant who was buried in the Tomb of the Unknowns, otherwise known as the Tomb of the Unknown soldiers, at Arlington National Cemetery was identified by DNA analysis in 1998, giving closure to his family who finally found out what happened to him.
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One of the greatest mysteries of all times: What happened to the son of Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette
For 205 years historians have argued over the whereabouts of the remains of the son of Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette. It was long hypothesized the child died in prison while others felt he somehow escaped the consequences of the French Revolution. The heart of the deceased believed to be Louis-Charles de France, was analyzed and compared to the descendants of the French royal family. It was confirmed that this child who died in a french prison was the french heir and son of Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette .
The last Imperial Czar of Russia, Nicholas Romanov II
The remains of Czar Nicholas Romanov II was identified through DNA testing for the full story click here:
to be continued
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