holocast - about the victims’ privacy After years of...

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Name: Sarah Penny Date Assigned: November 20, 2006 Date Due: November 28, 2006 Assignment: Current Event Title: Holocaust files finally opening to the public Byline: Arthur Max In May 2006, Holocaust files were finally opened to the public for scholars as well as victims and their families. There are millions of documents held by the International Tracing Service, an arm of the International Committee of the Red Cross. ITS contains the fullest records of Nazi persecutions in existence. ITS has kept the files closed to the public for half a century because of concerns
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Unformatted text preview: about the victims’ privacy. After years of pressure from the United States and survivors’ groups, they agreed to unseal the files for the public. It may take a year or more for the files to open fully. Until then, access remains tightly restricted. Opinion of Article: I think it will be sad for the victims who remember the harsh times but I think it will be a great learning experience for some people to get to know more about what really happened to real people. I think it will also be a good fieldtrip for high schools to get to learn interesting facts....
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