On October 25, 2010, sixty-five years after the end of World War II, the German government released a 900-page report about the role of the German Foreign Ministry during the Nazi era. The report was commissioned in 2005 by former Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer and was prepared by a team of German historians. Entitled “The Office and the Past: German Diplomats in the Third Reich and the Federal Republic,” the report details the ministry’s role in the Holocaust, as well as in helping former Nazi officials convicted of war crimes from being arrested after the war.