24 2017

"Hitler's Secret Archive"

12:30PM - 1:40PM  

Vantage House 5400 Vantage Point Road
Columbia, MD 21044

Contact Marlene Bishow

Documents created by the Nazis during WWII, especially at the concentration camps, were gathered together by the Allies at the end of WWII and brought to Bad Arolsen, Germany. There, the International Red Cross administered the huge collection for more than 60 years. In 2008, the 11 countries that comprised the Allies, agreed to digitize the collection and distribute the images to a limited number of archives and museums. One of these selected Archives is the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.

This documentary was created for 60-Minutes. It explains and explores the content of Bad Arolsen and follows the stories of 3 Holocaust survivors who are brought there to see records in the collection about them.

Sponsor: The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington, Inc. and Vantage House.