This story was aired on CBS on "60 MINUTES" ** about a long-secret German archive that houses a treasure trove of information on 17.5 million victims of the Holocaust. The archive, located in theGerman town ofBad Arolsen, is massive (there are 16 miles of shelving containing 50 million pages of documents) and until recently, was off-limits to the public. But after the German government agreed earlier this year to open the archives,CBS News'Scott Pelleytraveled there with three Jewish survivors who were able to see their ownHolocaustrecords. It's an incredibly moving piece, all the more poignant in the wake of the meeting ofHolocaust deniersinIranand the denial speeches in the UN. We're trying to get word out about the story to people who have a special interest in this subject.
It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended. This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated with the German andRussiapeoples looking the other way! Now, more than ever, with Iran , among others, claiming the Holocaust to be "a myth," it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets.
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** A recreation of the CBS program can be found on You Tube. Here are the links to "CBSHolocaust, Parts 1 & 2"