Additional Data Available to Identify Nazi Death Camp Victims
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Additional Data Available to Identify Nazi Death Camp Victims

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Detailed information about nearly 110,000 more Jewish victims of Nazism has been microfilmed from German records at the former Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz, Poland, it was announced here today by the International Red Cross. The records will be added to the files of the International Tracing Service, which the Red Cross maintains at Arolsen, West Germany.

Many documents kept by the Nazis, giving exact names, ages and home origins of victims of extermination are on file at the museum at Auschwitz, which is maintained by the Polish Government.

The latest addition to these documents, to be made available to students and others wishing to consult the Arolsen records, contains the names of 34,346 persons brought to Auschwitz for extermination. In addition, the records now list the names of 75,528 other victims brought to Auschwitz, Maidanek and other extermination centers in the East. Included in the latter group are the names of victims transported to the East by way of Drancy, France, the chief “assembly point” for French Jews destined to die in Nazi murder camps.

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