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Nuremberg Laws given to US archives

Documents signed by Adolf Hitler which created the legal framework granting the Nazis "the authority" to execute six million Jews are being given to the US National Archives.

The transfer of the Nuremberg Laws is to be announced on Wednesday at the Huntington Library in the Los Angeles suburb of San Marino.

The library, museum and botanical gardens has had charge of the papers since General George Patton deposited them there in 1945.

Patton grew up next door to the Huntington and his father once worked for industrialist Henry Huntington.

The documents rescinded German citizenship for Jews and forbade them to marry non-Jews, setting the stage for the Holocaust.

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