Menu JTA Search

Israel Names Official to German Archives Listing Annihilated Jews

Joseph Sela an official in the Defense Ministry was named today Israel’s Hanson officer to the archives of the International Tracing Service at Aroisen Germany which by an agreement initialed earlier this month will pass into international control.

Israel is one of the powers which will be involved in control of the archives which contain listings of all Jews and others exterminated in Nazi concentration camps which were liberated by the Western Powers. There are some 20,000,000 documents conferring to 8,000,000 victims in the Aroisen archives.

The files will be administered for five years by the International Red Cross under control of a nine-nation committee including Israel United States Britain France Luxembourg Belgium Holland Italy and West Germany.