Hitler’s Secret Archive

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Good afternoon.

I wanted to give you a heads-up on a story that will be running this Sunday, Dec. 17 (7PM ET/PT 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 earlier this year 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 this week’s meeting of Holocaust deniers in Iran.

We’re trying to get word out about the story to people who have a special interest in this subject. So we were hoping you’d consider sending out something to your listserve and/or posting something on your website.

Further information will also be available on our website ( <http://www.cbsnews. com/stories/ 1998/07/08/ 60minutes/ main13502. shtml >

http://www.cbsnews. com/stories/ 1998/07/08/ 60minutes/ main13502. shtml ), which you’re welcome to link to from yours.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, and thanks for your consideration.


Robin Sanders
CBS News 60 Minutes
phone: 212-975-7598
email: [email protected] com

Hitler’s Secret Archive

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