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HOLOCAUST MUSEUM GETS RUSSIAN FILES ON ATROCITIES

In a bold display of post-Cold War glasnost, Russia on Monday handed to the Washington-based Holocaust Memorial Museum a raft of documents from the former KGB archives on Nazi atrocities against the Jews.

Alexander Yakovlev, who heads Russia's Commission for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Political Repression, presented the 15,000 pages of archives to museum officials in a Kremlin ceremony also attended by U.S. Ambassador Thomas Pickering.

The documents include wartime field reports of atrocities committed by the Nazis after Adolf Hitler's forces invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941 and materials on trials of German Nazis and Soviet collaborators from 1946 to 1949.

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