Berlin - Berlin is to lodge with the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial the most complete possible roll of names of Jewish residents of Germany from 1933 to 1945, a foundation said Wednesday.
Compiling the list was a major work of scholarship, with archivists combing more than 1,000 sources to compile the list of 600,000 names and record what became of each person.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's top culture aide, Bernd Neumann, and the head of a reparations foundation, Martin Salm, are to hand over the documents in Jerusalem on Thursday.
The study follows a 1986 compilation, revised in 2005, of the names of the 150,000 German Jews killed in the Holocaust. A greater number of German Jews managed to flee. The Nazis killed 6 million European Jews.