Germany to Open Nazi Archive

An interesting story: I didn’t realize it, but Germany never has opened up certain of its archives of the Nazi era, specifically, the records of those who were imprisoned or sent to concentration camps. It has now agreed to do so:

Germany announced Tuesday it has agreed to open the Nazi archive of 50 million records that have been stored since the end of World War II.

The Bad Arolsen archive covers 17 million people who were executed or sent to concentration camps or prisons. German Justice Minister Brigitte Zypries announced the government’s change of heart in a news conference at the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington, The New York Times reported.

Until now, Germany has resisted opening the archive on the ground that the records contain too much personal information about the prisoners and others. The claims of history would seem paramount, however, with respect to one of the greatest horrors ever perpetrated.

Via Power Line News.

UPDATE: The Jerusalem Post has more.

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