The trove at Bad Arolsen
Globe and Mail Update

‘Record, record,” wrote the Jewish historian Emmanuel Ringelblum, who buried documents in milk cartons in the ground in the Warsaw ghetto so that the story of Jewish victimization could be preserved and told. For very different reasons, but with similar obsessiveness, the Nazi regime observed the same imperative. But until now, the vast archive of Nazi documents at Bad Arolsen, Germany, has been closed to the world’s researchers.