JOINT DEMARCHE DELIVERED: INTERNATIONAL TRACING SERVICE

Identifier: 
07PARIS1364

UNCLAS PARIS 001364

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL, BE, FR, GM, GR, IS, IT, LU, PHUM, PL, UK
SUBJECT: JOINT DEMARCHE DELIVERED: INTERNATIONAL TRACING
SERVICE

REF: STATE 040845

1. (U) On April 5, German Embasssy First Secretary Stefan
Krawielicki and Poloff delivered a joint demarche to French
MFA Director of Archives Jean Mendelson concerning the
opening of the International Tracing Service (ITS) archives
for the purpose of research and the provision of copies of
archive material to interested ITS Commission member states.
Poloff and colleague specifically encouraged the GOF to
complete its relevant domestic approval procedures
expeditiously and urged the GOF to support the motion the USG
plans to table at the annual meeting of the International
Commission in Amsterdam on May 14-15, 2007 on an advance
technical distribution of the electronic data.

2. (SBU) Mendelson related that the GOF appreciated the need
for haste in providing access to the archive, particularly in
light of the advanced age of Holocaust survivors, and said
that the GOF favored distribution of advance digital copies
of the archive before all Commission member states had
effectuated the necessary domestic arrangements to receive
the information.

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