January 19, 2007
Release of Archives Helps Fill Gap in Files on Wartime Atrocities
The U.S. government's search for classified evidence of Japanese war crimes finds many documents scattered throughout its holdings
Whether it is the hunt for the last surviving perpetrators of the Holocaust, the restitution of looted artworks, or new evidence of the complicity of governments in that immense crime against humanity by Germany and its allies, U.S. public interest in European war crimes has not flagged since the end of World War II.
But the war crimes committed by