The microscopic remains of dozens of prisoners, most of them women, who were executed for resisting Adolf Hitler and whose bodies were used for research by Nazi doctors, were buried in a simple wooden box at a Berlin cemetery Monday.

A plaque that tells of the victims' fate will be placed over the grave, in Dorotheenstadt cemetery, where other victims of the Nazis are also buried. The cemetery is several blocks behind the Charité, Berlin's main research hospital.

The fragments of the prisoners' remains were given to the hospital two years ago by the descendants of Hermann Stieve, a doctor