Holocaust History Question #holocaust

Yaron Wolfsthal

Dear Group,

According to archived information I've found,
- A resident of Vienna was sent to "protective custody" in Buchenwald and died there in late 1939.
- Then, a couple of weeks later, his urn was brought to proper burial by relatives in Vienna.

I am wondering how his urn could have been transferred from Buchenwald to Vienna, hundred of kilometers apart, when the war has erupted.
How was that possible?
Insights appreciated, and I'd also be grateful if anyone can refer me to literature describing similar handling of burials of Buchenwald victims.

Thank you  - Yaron

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