Select Documents Relating to the Clemency and Parole Board for War Criminals Released Under the Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Disclosure Acts, compiled 04/12/1955 - 12/20/1957, documenting the period 07/01/1943 - 12/20/1957
ARC Identifier 624532 / MLR Number A1 1008, ZZ 232
Series from Record Group 204: Records of the Office of the Pardon Attorney, 1846 - 1989
|Creator(s):||Department of Justice. Office of the Pardon Attorney. (1894 - )|
|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:||04/12/1955 - 12/20/1957|
|Coverage Dates:||07/01/1943 - 12/20/1957|
|Date Note:||The bulk of these records are from the period from 1955 to 1957. Although this series was created in 1955, material in it dates back to 1943.|
|Part Of:||Record Group 204: Records of the Office of the Pardon Attorney, 1846 - 1989|
|Function and Use:||This series was artificially created, and consists of copies of selected documents released in compliance with the Nazi War Crimes, and Japanese Imperial Government, Disclosure Acts (Public Laws 105-246 and 105-567). The Acts call 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 Office of the Pardon Attorney, to search its 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 disclosure acts, the Office of the Pardon Attorney selected and copied the documents in this series from a subject file and sub-file.
The records were created by the Office of the Pardon Attorney while one of its staff members served as the Department of Justice's representative to the Clemency and Parole Board for War Criminals, which was administratively located in the Department of State.
|General Note(s):||The original records remain in the physical possession of the Office of the Pardon Attorney.|
|Variant Control Number(s):||Declassification Project Number: NND 38307
HMS/MLR Entry Number: A1 1008
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HMS/MLR Entry Number: ZZ 232
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