Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Interagency Working Group
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The Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Interagency Working Group is a United States government interagency group, which tasked with locating, identifying, inventorying, and recommending for declassification classified U.S. records relating to Nazi and Japanese war crimes.
The group was created after the Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act 1998 (PL 105-246). Since 1999, the Interagency Working Group (IWG) has declassified and opened to the public an estimated 8 million pages of documents, including 1.2 million pages of Office of Strategic Services records; 50,000 pages of Central Intelligence Agency name and subject files; more than 350,000 pages of Federal Bureau of Investigation subject files; and nearly 300,000 pages of Army intelligence files. The IWG has issued two reports to the Congress of the United States (in October 1999 and March 2002), and it issues news releases and occasional newsletters.
The members of the group are appointed by the President. Current membership is:
- Steven Garfinkel, Chair
- Thomas Baer, head of Steinhardt Baer Pictures Company
- Richard Ben-Veniste, a partner at Mayer Brown
- Christina Bromwell, Office of the Secretary of Defense
- Elizabeth Holtzman, former Congresswoman from New York
- William Hooton, Federal Bureau of Investigation
- William H. Leary, National Security Council
- Eli Rosenbaum, Director of the Office of Special Investigations, Department of Justice
- Paul Shapiro, Director, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
- Marc J. Susser, The Historian, Department of State
- Mary Walsh, Central Intelligence Agency