Germany shines new light on Holocaust bureaucracy
20 Jan 2006 01:07:35 GMT

By Louis Charbonneau

BERLIN, Jan 20 (Reuters) – On Jan. 20, 1942, a group of 15 senior Nazis met in the dining room of an idyllic lakeside villa where they ate breakfast, drank cognac and discussed the bureaucratic details of killing Europe’s Jews.

The villa in Berlin’s posh Wannsee district where the meeting took place is now a museum. On Friday, it reopens with a new permanent exhibition that offers a broad view of the “Wannsee Conference” and how the Holocaust was carried out.

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