Interagency Working Group (IWG)

General Records of the Department of the Treasury (Record Group 56)

Records Released Under the Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Disclosure Acts (P-1)

Box 1 location: 450/61/25/2

Notice to Researchers in Records Released under the Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act and the Japanese Imperial Government Records Act

The Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Interagency Working Group (IWG), in implementing the Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act and the Japanese Imperial Government Records Act, has taken the broadest view in identifying records that may be responsive to the Acts. Information relevant to the Acts is often found among files related to other subjects. In order to preserve the archival integrity of the files, the IWG and the National Archives and Records Administration, where possible, have released entire files together, not just those items related to Nazi or Japanese war criminals, crimes, persecution, and looted assets. These records may relate to persons who are war criminals, former Axis personnel who are not war criminals, victims of war crimes or persecution, or civilian or military personnel investigating Nazi activities. The records may also include mention of, or information about, persons having no connection to these activities.

Most of the materials in this series relate to financial issues arising out of World War II. Topics include the settlement of a suit brought against the U.S. by Interhandel, a Swiss holding company also known as I.G. Chemie, for the wrongful seizure of stock of the General Aniline & Film Corporation; the lifting of the moratorium on foreign investments in Germany; the settlement of claims; and the restitution of looted assets, including gold.

For more information on the content of this series, see the Scope & Content Note in the Online Catalog.

All questions regarding these and other relevant records likely to be in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration should be directed to: Archives2reference@nara.gov

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