November 29, 2007

Vast Nazi archive opened to public

Via ArcaMax:

A vast archive of 47 million German documents on Nazi Holocaust victims has been opened to the public. Kept in Bad Arolsen, West Germany, miles of shelves contain detailed records of 17.5 million forced laborers, concentration camp victims and political prisoners.

Until now the files were used to trace missing persons, reunite families and provide information for compensation claims. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) manages the files.
How ironic that the ICRC manages the archives. I find that reprehensible, knowing the history of the International Red Cross' indefensible bias against the Magen David Adom in Israel.