WATCH IT HEREThis story was aired on CBS on "60 MINUTES" about a long-secret German archive that houses a treasure trove of information on 17.5 million victims of the Holocaust. The archive, located in the German town of Bad Arolsen , is massive (there are 16 miles of shelving containing 50 million pages of documents) and until recently, was off-limits to the public.But after the German government agreed to open the archives, CBS News' Scott Pelley traveled there with three Jewish survivors who were able to see their own Holocaust records. It's an incredibly moving piece, all the more poignant in the wake of the meeting of Holocaust deniers in Iran and the denial speeches in the UN.Many people, survivors, their relatives and others, have a special interest in this subject. It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended.The dead? The statistics - six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated with the German and Russian peoples looking the other way!Now, more than ever, with Iran , among others, claiming the Holocaust to be "a myth," it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets.
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Thursday, August 8, 2013
HOLOCAUST HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS FOUND
FROM CBS NEWS, 2007