World's biggest Nazi archive opened
„With the signing of the protocol the government is underlining the high importance it attaches to dealing with our past,” German government spokesman Ulrich Wilhelm told reporters in Berlin on June 28 after the Cabinet approved the change to the 1955 agreement. In 2005, some 150,828 people, either those directly concerned or their legal successors, asked the tracing service for help. As many as 60 million people died during World War II. Some 6 million Jews from countries including Hungary, the Soviet Union, France, the Netherlands and Poland were murdered by the Nazis in enforced labor or concentration camps. The main task of the International Tracing Service after the war was the search for people who had gone missing or been displaced during the war and to assist separated families regain contact with their loved ones. (Bloomberg)
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