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I’m curious about the purpose of mass graves and their intentions. Is it considered disrespectful to the buried party and their memory to be buried in a hasty and unorganized way without regard to individuals? Or maybe it is considered respectful to take the time to bury bodies instead of ignoring them, leaving them to the elements and justifying it as wartime pragmatism.
For example it’s considered an honor to be buried in Arlington national cemetery, where individuality is foregone so that you can be with your fellow fallen soldier. That is considered an honor as per military values of the group over the individual, while many massacres and genocides are finished by dumping all bodies into one hole. A classical example, the lack of burial is a deep sign of disrespect as shown in the play Antigone.
My grandfather witnessed suicide cliff. Said it was the most disturbing thing he saw in the war. More so than Tarawa and Tinnian.