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Israel Seeks Access to Files of Ex-nazi War Criminals in UN Files

Israel requested here Wednesday access to the files of hundreds of Nazi war criminals in the UN archives, an Israeli spokesman said.

According to the spokesman, Israel wants to examine the files of the hundreds of war criminals who are already on the list of wanted war criminals as compiled by Israel’s police.

The UN archives contain some 40,000 documents on suspected Nazi war criminals compiled by the now-defunct United Nations War Crimes Commission. The UN archives are located in a building at 345 Park Avenue South in Manhattan.

Israel has already requested–and was given–access to the files of former Secretary General Kurt Waldheim; Alois Brunner, a major Nazi war criminal who has been living in Syria since the end of World War II; and Hermann Klenner, vice chairman of the UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva and head of the East German delegation.

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