Trial Records, 1946-1947

Brown, Ivan W.
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During the Nuremberg Trials, Nazi party members were tried for war crimes and crimes against humanity. The prosecutors and judges were comprised of individuals from the United States, Great Britain, France, and the Soviet Union. The chief prosecutors were Robert H. Jackson (United States), Francois de Menthon (France), Roman A. Rudenko (Soviet Union), and Sir Hartley Shawcross (Great Britain). During the trial of Nazi doctors, referred to as the Doctors Trial, Brigadier General Telford Taylor from the United States acted as the Chief of Counsel for the prosecutors. Alexander served as a researcher and consultant during the trials of German doctors accused of performing medical experiments on concentration camp prisoners. This subseries contains memorandum between Alexander and the prosecutors, notes on witnesses and defendants, notes from the interrogation of Nazi party members, statements drafted to rebut defense arguments, and documents from the medical war crimes trials at Nuremberg. Materials date from 1946 to 1947.


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