Holocaust Reality

Let all the details keep world’s eyes open to the shame

April 20, 2006

The details will be horrific, but access to the information is long overdue. Germany said this week it would open its long-shuttered Holocaust archives, some 30 million to 50 million documents on the 17 million people who were enslaved, tortured and killed by the Nazis before and during World War II.

This shameful history cannot be dealt with — or prevented from ever happening again — unless it is faced. The 11 countries that have to approve the publication, including the United States, should move as quickly as possible to see that every detail is exposed. The names of all those who died, Jews and non-Jews, are supposed to be in the files.