Israel's Holocaust Museum Gains Access to Polish Archives

Monday, September 06, 2010

WNYC

Israel's Holocaust museum, Yad Vashem, has signed an agreement with Poland to gain access to the country's World War II-era documents, according to the Associated Press.

The majority of the documents were produced by the Nazi authorities, who occupied Poland during the war. Yad Vashem officials say the archives also include material produced by Jews imprisoned in ghettos. The material might also help identify 250,000 unidentified Holocaust victims in Poland.

The agreement could also help researchers easily view documents that are scattered throughout the country in 34 state-run and provincial archives.

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