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  12/5/2011, Kislev 9, 5772

Probe of Destruction of Nazi Files Urged


An independent commission appointed by outgoing German intelligence chief Ernst Urhlau to research the Nazi roots of the BND intelligence agency has called for an investigation into the 2007 destruction of the personnel files of 250 employees of the Gestapo and SD secret service of the SS, according to United Press International. The destruction was discovered last week, according to Spiegel Online, which said the officials held key positions in the organizations and that a number were investigated following World War II for war crimes.

The BND says the files represent about two percent of the archives being investigated by the commission and were destroyed because they were deemed not worth keeping, according to the British Broadcasting Corporation. The commission has asked that the BND consult with it before it shreds more documents