When German soldiers died during World War II battles in Eastern Europe, such as at Stalingrad and Kursk, they were often buried in mass graves. Now, approximately one million German WWII soldiers are being dug up and reburied in official German war cemeteries. Although 520,000 skeletons have already been exhumed, the project continues to be plagued by controversy. Many worry that these new German war cemeteries will glorify the Nazi past while others worry that Nazi war criminals will be honored. The project is expected to take at least another eight years.