Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

The War Crimes Trials at Nuremberg


External LinksFinding AidsOral HistoriesSubject Guides

External Links

Nuremberg Trials Project, Harvard Law School Library




Nuremberg Trials, 1945-49, Famous World Trials, University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School


The International Military Tribunal for Germany, The Avalon Project, Yale Law School


Tokyo War Crimes Trials, Documents at the Truman Library










Finding Aids

Telford Taylor Papers, 1918-1998, Columbia University Libraries


Henry Schneider Papers, 1945-1946, Columbia University Libraries




Oral Histories

Bernard Bernstein, Director, Finance Division and Division of Investigation of Controls and External Assets, U.S. Group Control Commission for Germany, 1944-45; Financial Adviser to General Dwight D. Eisenhower for Civil Affairs and Military Government, 1942-45.


Warner W. Gardner, Solicitor, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1942-43 and 1945-46, and Assistant Secretary of the Interior, 1946-47.


Kenneth Hechler, A researcher and editor for the Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Administrative Analyst, Bureau of the Budget, 1942, 1946-47; U.S. Army historian, European theater in World War II; author, Bridge at Remagen; university professor, 1947-49, 1957, 1981-84; Special Assistant to the President, 1949-53; Associate Director, American Political Science Association, 1953-56; U.S. Congressman from West Virginia, 1959-77; and Secretary of State of West Virginia, 1985-2001; Distinguished Visiting Scholar, West Virginia State College, Institute, West Virginia, 2001 - present; Professor, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, 2001 - present.


John Maktos, Career in U.S. Dept. of State, 1929-62. Chief of the legal office of the Div. of International Org. Affairs, 1945-47; asst. legal adviser in charge of international org. affairs, 1947-51; and asst. legal adviser in charge of Near Eastern, South Asian, and African Affairs, 1951-62. In addition to participation in many U.N. meetings served at the U.N. Conf. on International Org., San Francisco, 1945, and as the U.S. representative and chairman of the U.N. Committee on Genocide, 1948.


James H. Rowe, Technical advisor, to International Military Tribunal, Nuremberg, 1945-46; consultant, on aviation, etc., to the Bureau of the Budget, 1947; member, Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government, 1948-49; member, 1948 Foreign Service Selection Board, State Department; member, special commission, U.S. "spy" inquiry, State Department, 1948; chairman, commission to reorganize government of Puerto Rico, 1949; chairman, committee on personnel to Secretary of State, 1950.


Conrad E. Snow, Director, Legal Division, Office of Chief Signal Officer, 1940-45; in charge of clemency, Office of the Under Secretary of War and member of Clemency Board (Roberts Board), 1945-46; asst. legal adviser for political affairs, U.S. Dept. of State, and adviser to U.S. member, Far Eastern Commission, 1946-50; chairman, Loyalty-Security Board, 1947-52; asst. legal adviser for Far Eastern Affairs, 1950-56; member of the Advisory Board on War Criminals, High Commissioner for Germany, 1950; U.S. representative negotiating Status of Forces Agreement, London, 1951; and chairman, Clemency and Parole Board for Japanese War Criminals, 1952-56.


Subject Guides

The War Crimes Trials at Nuremberg, Archival Materials at the Harry S. Truman Library