"neuesten-" is not the superlative, it's "neuest-", so adjective endings according to gender and case come after "st"
Masculine: ein neuester, der neueste, einen/den/einem/dem/eines/des neuesten
Feminine: eine neueste, die neueste, einer/der neuesten
Neuter: ein neuestes, das neueste, einem/dem/eines/des neuesten
Plural: neueste, die/den/der neuesten
I agree about the endings, but I believe "neuesten" is actually a superlative of "neu." In English, it goes like this:
Comparative: newer (comparing 2 things, this one is more new than that one)
Superlative: newest (among more than 2 things, this is the most new of all)
Positive: neu + appropriate endings
Comparative: neuer + appropriate endings
Superlative: neuest OR neust + appropriate endings; am neuestens OR am neustens
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~german/Grammatik/Comparatives/Comparatives.html http://www.lsa.umich.edu/german/hmr/Grammatik/Komparativ/Komparativ.html http://www.germanveryeasy.com/comparative-and-superlative
Hope this helps.
It's plural: "victims". There are three hints:
- sind instead of ist is used for plurals
- die ... Opfer instead of the usual das ... Opfer
- neuest-en ending indicates that die is not "normal", so even if you didn't know the gender of Opfer you'd now be able to work out that it's not feminine (or it'd be die neueste Opfer), which implies it must be plural as that's the only other time you'd use die in this sentence.
I was hoping that a less morbid translation was possible, but apparently it does involve some sort of "victims". A Google search reveals such phrases as "Wunderkinder sind die neuesten Opfer der Mafia," "Zwei tibetische Sänger sind die neuesten Opfer einer Verhaftungswelle gegen unangepasste Künstler in Tibet.", and "Rückzug aus Klimaabkommen: Die neuesten Opfer der Trump-Politik".
Come to think of it, in the Old Testament of the Bible, a "sacrifice" (usually of an animal) would be made as an "offering" to the Lord. So maybe this explains the different meanings of "Opfer"? At any rate, as a long-time Bach aficionado, the first thing that comes to my mind when I hear "Opfer" is always "offering" :)