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German Publisher Gives Auschwitz Blueprints to Israel

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/german_publisher_gives_auschwitz_blueprints_to_israel_20090902

On Aug. 27, Kai Diekmann, the editor-in-chief of the mass circulation German newspaper BILD, presented the 29 original Nazi blueprints for the Auschwitz concentration camp to Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a ceremony in Berlin. Axel Springer Verlag, the largest publishing empire in Europe, gifted the recently discovered documents to Israel, rather than to a German-based archive. Following is the text of a speech Diekmann delivered at the presentation.

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