Argentina on Tuesday gave Israel thousands of Second World War era documents during a visit by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that he says marks “a new dawn” in his country’s relationship with Latin America.
The digital documents delivered by President Mauricio Macri include nearly 140,000 secret files and photographs from 1939-1950. They include letters, telegrams and reports that were digitised by Argentina and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.
“We have delivered these digitalised historical documents about the Holocaust so that the state of Israel can make sure that they are investigated,” Macri told Netanyahu after giving him a box containing five hard drives.
Argentina remained neutral during the war but later became a refuge for fleeing Nazi criminals, including some of the most notorious. Today, it has Latin America’s largest Jewish community and of the world’s biggest.