Russian Defense Ministry Releases Trove of Secret Auschwitz Documents

January 27, 2015 5:48 PM

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As the world reflected on the horrors of the Nazi regime on Tuesday — International Holocaust Remembrance Day — Russia seized the opportunity to emphasize the Red Army's role in liberating the death camps.

Following a recent high-profile spat over differing interpretations of World War II history, the Defense Ministry released 15 historic documents, which had been hidden away in secret archives for decades.

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