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Washington -- President Clinton established by Executive Order January 11 the Nazi War Criminal Records Interagency Working Group.

The Group will "locate, inventory, recommend for declassification, and make available to the public at the National Archives and Records Administration all classified Nazi war criminal records of the United States, subject to certain designated exceptions as provided in the Act. The Working Group shall coordinate with agencies and take such actions as necessary to expedite the release of such records to the public," according to the Executive Order.

Following is the White House text:


January 11, 1999

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

EXECUTIVE ORDER 13110

NAZI WAR CRIMINAL RECORDS INTERAGENCY WORKING GROUP

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act (Public Law 105-246) (the "Act"), it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Establishment of Working Group. There is hereby established the Nazi War Criminal Records Interagency Working Group (Working Group). The function of the Group shall be to locate, inventory, recommend for declassification, and make available to the public at the National Archives and Records Administration all classified Nazi war criminal records of the United States, subject to certain designated exceptions as provided in the Act. The Working Group shall coordinate with agencies and take such actions as necessary to expedite the release of such records to the public.

Sec. 2. Schedule. The Working Group should complete its work to the greatest extent possible and report to the Congress within 1 year.

Sec. 3. Membership.

Sec. 4. Administration.

WILLIAM J. CLINTON

THE WHITE HOUSE,
January 11, 1999.

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