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April 21, 1999
National Archives Publishes Finding Aid for Holocaust-Era Assets Records

College Park, MD. . . The National Archives and Records Administration has issued Holocaust-Era Assets: A Finding Aid to Records at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland. The 1,166-page aid assists researchers in locating records at the National Archives relating to Holocaust-Era Assets, including topics such as Nazi looted gold, art, and cultural items; Holocaust-Era unpaid and unclaimed insurance policies; slave and forced labor; and looted and misplaced archives and libraries.

The finding aid also serves as a guide to records relating to economic warfare during World War II, including U.S. efforts to: freeze, block, and seize Axis assets located in the United States; prevent the Axis from obtaining resources necessary to wage war; prevent the Axis from secreting their assets in neutral countries ("The Safehaven Program"); and to locate looted and other Axis assets.

The finding aid also provides a starting point for researchers pursuing an interest in the Holocaust, as well as World War II refugees, displaced persons, war criminals, war crimes, and postwar crimes trials.

ORDERING INFORMATION: Holocaust-Era Assets: A Finding Aid to Records at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland, National Archives and Records Administration—1999, # 20004, 1166 pages, $39.95, ISBN 1-880875-19-5

Send your check payable to the National Archives Trust Fund, including shipping and handling, to: National Archives Trust Fund, NWCP, Dept. PRGB, P.O. Box 100793, Atlanta, GA 30384-0793. (Please include $3 shipping and handling for orders up to $50, $5 for orders between $50.01, and $100 and 5% of orders over 100.) Please specify publication number. Visa, MasterCard, Novus, and American Express are also acceptable. Provide account number, expiration date, and cardholder signature. Persons placing credit card orders may also call toll free 1-800-234-8861, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. eastern time. Orders may be faxed to 202-501-7170.

For additional PRESS information, please contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at (301) 837-1700 or by e-mail.

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