Case Files Released Under the Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Disclosure Acts, compiled ca. 1947 - 1994, documenting the period ca. 1907 - 1994
ARC Identifier 1766791 / MLR Number P 3
Series from Record Group 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 - 2004
|Creator(s):||Department of Justice. Immigration and Naturalization Service. (06/14/1940 - 03/01/2003)|
|Type(s) of Archival Materials:||Textual Records|
National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (Civilian) (RD-DC-2-CIV), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001. PHONE: 301-837-3510; FAX: 301-837-1752; EMAIL: Archives2reference@nara.gov.
|Inclusive Dates:||ca. 1947 - 1994|
|Coverage Dates:||ca. 1907 - 1994|
|Date Note:||Although this series was created in 1947, material in it dates from 1907. The bulk of these are from the period 1955 to 1979.|
|Part Of:||Record Group 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 - 2004|
|Includes:||108 file units described in ARCSearch within this Series|
|Arrangement:||Arranged alphabetically by last name.|
|Function and Use:||This series consists of records released in compliance with the Nazi War Crimes, and Japanese Imperial Government, Disclosure Acts (Public Laws 105-246 and 105-567). The Acts called for the Interagency Working Group (IWG) to locate, inventory, recommend for declassification, and make available all classified Nazi and Japanese war criminal records, subject to certain specified exceptions. The IWG tasked federal agencies, including the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) to search their record holdings for relevant war criminal and war crimes documents responsive to personal name and subject terms identified by the IWG. In complying with the Acts, the INS selected the records that now make up this series from among its case files. Because the IWG encouraged agencies to send whole files and whole file sets, the series may include files that are only marginally relevant, or irrelevant, to war crimes.|
|Access Restriction(s):||Restricted - Partly
FOIA (b)(1) National Security, Secret
FOIA (b)(3) Statute
FOIA (b)(6) Personal Information
Most documents have been declassified, but a few are still classified and unavailable for research. Withdrawal sheets giving information necessary for mandatory declassification review requests have replaced the classified documents in the open folders.
A few of the documents were excluded from release under the Nazi War Crimes, and Japanese Imperial Government, Disclosure Acts (Public Laws 105-246 and 105-567) and are unavailable for research. Withdrawal sheets giving information necessary for review requests have replaced the restricted documents in the open folders.
Some records remain restricted due to privacy concerns.
|Use Restriction(s):||Restricted - Possibly
Some or all of the records may be subject to copyright restrictions. Researchers should contact the publisher for further information.
|Variant Control Number(s):||Declassification Project Number: NND 50490
HMS/MLR Entry Number: P 3
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