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Hans Fritzsche's Nuremberg war crimes trial headphones

Object | Accession Number: 1996.36.4

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    Hans Fritzsche's Nuremberg war crimes trial headphones

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Headset used by Hans Fritzsche during the Nuremberg war crimes trials.
    Date
    use:  1945 November 20-1946 October 01
    Geography
    use: Palace of Justice; Nuremberg (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the IBM Corporation
    Contributor
    Manufacturer: International Business Machines Corporation
    Subject: Hans Fritzsche
    Biography
    Hans Fritzsche (1900-1953) was head of the radio division of the German propaganda ministry. A relatively minor propaganda ministry official who had not held a policy-making position, Fritzsche was included in the dock at Nuremberg in the absence of the deceased Joseph Goebbels and to mollify Soviet authorities, who held him in their custody. Although he was acquitted by the International Military Tribunal, he was then arrested again and brought before West German denazification courts. Fritzsche was sentenced to nine years imprisonment yet was released early in September 1950. Fritzsche, 53, died in September 1953.

    Physical Details

    Category
    Audio equipment
    Object Type
    Headphones (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Black earpieces connected by headband; paper tag attached w/metal wire.
    Dimensions
    overall: | Width: 6.460 inches (16.408 cm)
    Materials
    overall : metal, plastic, leather

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The headphones were donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1996 by the IBM Corporation.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 17:43:53
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