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International Military Tribunal, Nuremberg trials transcripts and documentary evidence of German medical experiments in the commission of war crimes and crimes against humanity 1946-1947
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Collection Scope and Content Note


Documentation consists of two different series. One series is comprised of 35 legal-sized mimeographed volumes (11,538 pages) containing the English transcript of the proceedings at the trial itself. The other series consists of 29 manuscript boxes containing mimeographed copies in German (and some English translations) of the documents used in the preparation of the trial. The documents are from the "NO" ("Nurnberg Organizations") series, and consist of 5,943 of the series' 6,039 original documents. All documents relate to the medical trial. They are arranged by the serial number given them at the trial. The library also has an incomplete set of the Staff Evidence Analyses (SEA) for the NO series. A Staff Evidence Analysis is a summary analysis in English of the contents of the original document.

NLM does not have the 6 supplementary volumes to the transcript which give court papers (motions, rulings, appeals for clemency, etc.). Nor does the Library have the series of documents submitted in evidence at the trial. The latter consists primarily, but not exclusively, of documents selected from the NO series.

Filed with collection in box 1 is an undated "List of personnel involved in medical research and mercy killings." A note indicates it was received by Dr. Robert J. Benford who was with the U.S. Chief of Counsel in 1946.

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