JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "Death Books" at the ITS in Arolsen, Germany #general

Sherry Kisos <smwwk770@...>

Dear All,

I would like to protest the use of the words "death
books" in relation to the records of the ITS at
Arolsen, Germany.

As far as I know, there are no death books, nor have I
ever seen any mention of death books in other
references (Allied sources) to the ITS files.

Yes, there are concentration camp records. As the
Allies entered the concentration camps, the Germans
did not manage to burn everything. What they found was
later on deposited in the ITS archives.

And yes, I agree that it is very important that the
archives be accessible to anyone looking for
information. What is available at Yad Vashem is a very
small fraction of the total presently in the Archive
at Arolsen.

I think that everyone has great expectations regarding
the information held in these files which is totally
disproportionate as to what is actually there.

I sincerely hope that I am proved wrong.

Sherry Kisos
Petach Tikvah, Israel

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