FOIA request to US Department of the Army Concerning Files on Kurt Blome

Jeffrey Kaye filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking # RD42077
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From: Jeffrey Kaye

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

This is a FOIA request for all files pertaining to the former Nazi doctor Kurt Blome, who was tried and acquitted at the Nuremberg Doctors Trial, and later was said to be employed as a "camp doctor" at the European Command Intelligence Center at Oberursel, West Germany.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The public's interest in activities of the Nazis and the U.S. role in employing some former Nazis after World War Two has never abated, and books continue to be published on this matter. Most recently, we have the example of the book, "U.S. Intelligence and the Nazis," which was the outcome of work done as part of the Congressional 1998 Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not. If not all material is releasable, I ask that segregable portions of it be released as appropriate.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jeffrey Kaye

From: Jeffrey Kaye

Dear Army FOIA officer,

It has been over 20 business days since I sent my request for all files pertaining to the former Nazi doctor Kurt Blome. I would like to know if you received my initial request, and whether you are acting upon it. What follows my signature is a copy of the request, sent originally on November 20, 2013.

Thanks, Jeffrey Kaye

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From Jeffrey Kaye on Nov. 20, 2013:
To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

This is a FOIA request for all files pertaining to the former Nazi doctor Kurt Blome, who was tried and acquitted at the Nuremberg Doctors Trial, and later was said to be employed as a "camp doctor" at the European Command Intelligence Center at Oberursel, West Germany.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The public's interest in activities of the Nazis and the U.S. role in employing some former Nazis after World War Two has never abated, and books continue to be published on this matter. Most recently, we have the example of the book, "U.S. Intelligence and the Nazis," which was the outcome of work done as part of the Congressional 1998 Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not. If not all material is releasable, I ask that segregable portions of it be released as appropriate.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jeffrey Kaye

From: Walukonis, Joseph E CIV (US)

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Dear Mr. Kaye,

This email and attached PDF responds to your FOIA request for records
related to the former Nazi Doctor Kurt Blome.

I have forwarded your request to the National Archives and Records
Administration, Modern Military Records, for action.

Their contact information is in the attached PDF, "FOIA Letter 14-0410."

Thank you for your participation in the Army's Freedom of Information Act
Program.

V/R

Joseph E. Walukonis

FOIA Analyst

U.S. Army Records Management and Declassification Agency

Freedom of Information and Privacy Division

703-428-6504

joseph.e.walukonis.civ@mail.mil

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From: MuckRock

Hello,

Per the attached letter, the Army has transferred this FOIA request to your attention. Please confirm receipt.

Thank you.

From: Special Access and FOIA Staff

This is an automated reply to inform you that National Archives and Records
Administration received your e-mail.

If this is a reference request regarding records in the Kennedy
Assassination Records Collection, you will receive a reply within 10
working days.

If this is a FOIA request, we are currently assessing your FOIA to
determine which organization within NARA can best respond. Once your FOIA
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working days* that will either resolve your request or inform you of your
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Thank You.

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by the appropriate component of the agency and is calculated excluding
Saturdays, Sundays, and legal public holidays.

From: National Archives and Records Administration

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

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A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

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