Issues of the Holocaust
To aid in searching and presentation, the scanned images of the Nuremberg Trial documents from the Thomas J. Dodd Papers have been reformatted in their entirety, if it was reasonable to do so. Some very lengthy documents have been excerpted and links (to outside sites) to the complete document provided, if at all possible. If you have questions regarding the materials or believe a typographical error may have occurred, please contact the Dodd Research Center staff at the e-mail address below.
Variations in spelling exist in the documents and are primarily attributable to translation conventions.
Images of selected documents will be added to this guide over time. These will be limited in number because of the space requirements and transmission delays resulting from large image files. Comments and suggestions for curriculum topics are welcome. Most files have been provided as PDF files.
For those who may be interested in creating their own activities from the materials available on this site, the documents may be accessed directly from the links provided. The actual location of the original document in the Thomas J. Dodd Papers has been included where possible.
- Official Documents include an opinion on the necessity of the Trials, Opening statement (1.2MB PDF) of the prosecution, Trial verdicts, the Nuremberg Code, portions of the Charter of the International Military Tribunal, description of the courtroom, information on Soviet (215KB PDF), British (123KB PDF) and United States War Crimes, Opening Indictment of the Trials, Individual responsibility ( KB PDF) for War Crimes and Concentration Camp regulations (392KB PDF) as presented in during the Trials.
- Göring Trial materials present portions of the documentation in the trial of Hermann Göring including indictment (543KB PDF), closing ( KB PDF) and list of witnesses.
- The testimony introduced affadavidits and interrogations of witnesses and concentration camp survivors, information pertaining to medical experiments, and Third Reich "policy" decisions (Economic Solution, Jewish Question).
- Opinions on the Trials inlcude those who published, questioned, legal, historical, a commentary on the punishments as well as those who felt the United States should never have involved itself in the issue.
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