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Aug 25, 2010 2:35 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

California library gives Nazi papers to Nat'l Archives

The National Archives now has the documents historians say laid the legal groundwork for the execution of 6 million Jews during the Holocaust.

The private, nonprofit Huntington Library formally handed over the Nuremberg Laws to archive officials at a news conference Wednesday at the library in San Marino, California.

The Huntington has had charge of the documents since Gen. George Patton deposited them there at the end of World War II. Patton grew up in San Marino and was friends with Huntington officials.

U.S. Archivist David Ferriero says he hopes to put the Nuremberg Laws on display in Washington by Sept. 15, the 75th anniversary of their signing by Adolf Hitler and other Nazi officials.

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