Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Justice Department Gives Records To US Holocaust Museum

On Tuesday, U.S. Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey spoke at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (full text of remarks) to draw attention to the Justice Department's donation to the Museum of more than 50,000 pages of records from 40 denaturalization, extradition, and removal cases against World War II Nazi war criminals. The cases were all brought by the Justice Department's Office of Special Investigations after it was formed in 1979. Mukasey said:
these documents serve the dual need of this Museum: to assure that the world does not forget the particularity of the Holocaust - the attempt to eradicate Jews because they were Jews - while at the same time enabling the world to draw general lessons from what is displayed and documented here.
A duplicate set of the papers will be donated to Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust museum and memorial.