CIA to release classified Nazi documents
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Previously classified CIA files on top Nazi officials -- including Adolf Hitler, Josef Mengele, Adolf Eichmann, Heinrich Mueller and Klaus Barbie -- are to be released Friday.
The documents are the first of several hundred so-called "name files" to be made public on Nazis who played a role in the extermination of Jews during World War II.
The documents could shed light on what happened to Gestapo Chief Heinrich Mueller, who disappeared after the war. Mueller, who was the head of Hitler's Gestapo, was responsible for helping plan and carry out the murder of 6 million Jews.
The files are to be released by the Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Interagency Working Group, an organization committed to exploring the truth of what happened during World War II.
Some documents already released suggest that Mueller may have been in U.S. custody at one point. Other reports say he committed suicide, and others say he was seen in New Hampshire.
CNN Correspondent Anne McDermott contributed to this report
See related sites about US
U.S. doubles Gulf forces
Case resigns as AOL chairman
New Yorkers look to plans for fractured skyline
Man stabbed in NY subway station
Search for missing woman continues
Climbers lost on Mount Hood found alive
N. Y. plans to heal skyline
Stocks rise on Case departure
Lieberman's presidential announcement today
New arrests may be linked to UK ricin scare
Jordan says farewell for the third time
Shaq could miss playoff game for child's birth
Ex-USOC official says athletes bent drug rules
|Back to the top|