May 22, 2022

U.S Holocaust Memorial Museum to Get U.N. War Crimes Archive

From the AP:

The United Nations will give the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington its archive documenting the actions of thousands of Nazi war criminals.

Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, told an Anti-Defamation League conference on Thursday that the entire archive will benefit scholars “at a time when Holocaust denial is embraced by many who prefer diversionary fantasies to inconvenient facts.”


Its unrestricted records, related to more than 10,000 cases, were put online in early July by the International Criminal Court after an agreement with the United Nations.

Its restricted files — which will now be given to the Holocaust Museum in Washington — contain some 30,000 sets of pre-trial documents submitted by national and military tribunals to judge whether the case should be pursued, according to British academic Dan Plesch, who has led the campaign for greater access to the archive.

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See Also: Over 2,200 World War II Documents Now Online (August 3, 2013)

See Also: Jewish Archive From Iraq To Be Displayed At The National Archives In Washington DC (AP via HuffPo)

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