Letter: Finder of the massacre files

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The Independent Online
Sir: The statement in your article "Jews massacred in Holocaust test-run" (20 May) that my "discovery of parallel files in the American archives forced the British disclosure" of the wartime British transcripts of the German police and SS radio traffic needs to be corrected.

The American holdings of three files of the decrypts were released to public inspection as a result of the efforts of a friend and colleague, Professor Richard Breitman of the American University in Washington DC, under the auspices of the American Freedom of Information Act.


Lecturer in

Jewish History and

Holocaust Studies

Jews' College

London NW4