I saw this today, but wasn’t sure when it posted on e-mail sent out a few days ago by IAJGS – USHMM Makes Available War Crimes Nuremberg Trial Recordings
Available (IAJGS Public Records Access Alert): https://collections.ushmm.org/search/?utf8=%E2%9C%93&sort=rg_number_sort+asc&q=rg-91+set+a+nuremberg&search_field=all_fields. IAJGS Public Records Access Alert posted it to their mailing list on January 18, 2021 To view the list, you have to registered on their list. You can register at: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts. Read the instructions if you aren’t already on the list.
This availability is due to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague, Netherlands, the custodian of the original International Military Tribunal granting permission to the USHMM to make them available for the 75th anniversary of the start of the trials.
“The Nuremberg Trials mark the first time that an international court indicted defendants for perpetrating war crimes and crimes against humanity,” says Dr. Rebecca Boehling, Director of the National Institute for Holocaust Documentation, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. “The 24 major Nazi officials indicted by the Allied victors–with American, British, French and Soviet judges presiding over the IMT– represent only a tiny fraction of the perpetrators. Yet the Nuremberg trials documented in a court of law with international press coverage the historical truth of the Holocaust and other Nazi crimes. The IMT Proceedings set lasting legal precedents that nations have a duty to protect civilians from atrocities and to punish those who commit them. Putting this important historical documentation online to view and to listen to is part of our ongoing efforts to digitize and make accessible the evidence of the Holocaust.”
The USHMM, the Mémorial de la Shoah in Paris, and the ICJ collaborated to digitize the recordings, a process which took two years and was the culmination of the ICJ’s broader project, initiated in the early 2000s, to digitize the entire IMT archives.
More information on the IMT archives at the ICJ is available at: https://www.icj-cij.org/public/files/library-of-the-court/library-of-the-court-en.pdf
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Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee