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At Last! Access to German Holocaust Files

"Germany has agreed to allow access to a huge trove of information on what happened to more than 17 million people who were executed, forced to labor for the Nazi war machine or otherwise brutalized during the Holocaust."

So reports the IHT in this article here.

It is astounding that 61 years after the end of World War II that only now has the German Government allowed access to this seemingly vast treasure-trove of critical documents.

What is somewhat troubling, and puzzling in the absence of any details,is that Ha'aretz has reported that the International Committee of the Red Cross, which has administered the centre where the records have been kept all this time, has been less than co-operative in facilitating access to and opening out the records for all to see.

Also read this piece from Der Spiegel on the release of the some 50 million documents. As this piece points out, with the realease of these critical documents, those Holocaust deniers will be confronted with "proof" - if it was ever needed before! - of what befell European Jewry in the 1930's and 1940's.

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