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The Transfer of Ashes after the Holocaust in Europe, 1945-1960. / Dreyfus, Jean-Marc.

In: Human Remains and Violence, Vol. 1, No. 2, 09.2015, p. 21-35.

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Dreyfus, J-M 2015, 'The Transfer of Ashes after the Holocaust in Europe, 1945-1960', Human Remains and Violence, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 21-35.

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Dreyfus, J-M. (2015). The Transfer of Ashes after the Holocaust in Europe, 1945-1960. Human Remains and Violence, 1(2), 21-35.

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Dreyfus J-M. The Transfer of Ashes after the Holocaust in Europe, 1945-1960. Human Remains and Violence. 2015 Sep;1(2):21-35.

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Dreyfus, Jean-Marc. / The Transfer of Ashes after the Holocaust in Europe, 1945-1960. In: Human Remains and Violence. 2015 ; Vol. 1, No. 2. pp. 21-35.

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