Good afternoon. I wanted to give you a heads-up on a story that will
be running this Sunday, Dec. 17 (7PM ET/PT 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 the
German town of Bad 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 ! Pelley traveled there
with three Jewish survivors who were able to see their own Holocaust
records. It’s an incredibly moving piece, all the more poignant in the
wake of this week’s meeting of Holocaust deniers in Iran. We’re trying
to get word out about the story to people who have a special interest in
this subject. So we were hoping you’d consider sending out something to your
listserve and/or
posting something on your website. Further information will also be
available on our website
(http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/1998/07/08/60minutes/main13502.shtml),
which you’re welcome to link to from yours