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  אב 28, 5768 , 29/08/08

Holocaust Centers Get Millions of Documents on Slaves

Germany has handed over copies of more than 6.7 million documents relating to forced labor under the Nazis to museums in Israel, Poland and the United States.
The documents concern an estimated 12 million people, 8.4 million of them civilians, used as slave laborers during World War 2, according to the International Tracing Service (ITS) which is responsible for preserving the original data.
Copies of the documents were handed over to the Yad Vashem Memorial in Jerusalem, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington and to the Institute of National Remembrance in Warsaw for historical research. The documents include individual employment records and registration cards of the slave laborers.
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