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Period copy print of a courtroom drawing created by Stefan Horn during the Nuremberg trials

Object | Accession Number: 2001.58.120

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    Brief Narrative
    Copy print of a courtroom sketch created by Stefan Horn, an interpreter, in February 1948, during Trial 11, the Ministries Case, of the Nuremberg trials held in Germany. The photographic copy is believed to have been made at the time the drawing was made. Twenty-one Nazi Party members, including three Reich Ministers and several state secretaries, were indicted on eight counts in December 1947. The trial ran from January 6 through November 18, 1948, and the tribunal returned judgement on six of the eight counts in April 1949, finding all but two defendants guilty of at least one charge.
    creation:  after 1948 February
    creation: Nuremberg Trial; Nuremberg (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Lise Horn McCartney
    front, top, printed, black : MILITARY TRIBUNAL IV, case 11 (Ministries) Febr. 1948, Nurnberg / The Judges: / LEON W. POWERS WILLIAM C. CHRISTIANSON ROBERT F. MAGUIRE front, bottom left, below figure, printed, black script: Leon W. Powers front, bottom left, below figure, printed, black script: William C. Christianson front, bottom left, below figure, printed, black script: Robert F. Maguire
    front, bottom right, printed, black script: Stefan P. Horn
    Artist: Stefan Horn
    Subject: Stefan Horn
    Dr. Stefan Horn graduated from the School for Interpreters in Geneva, Switzerland, and held a Doctorate in rerum politicarum from the University of Vienna, in Austria. He was trained in Geneva as a consecutive interpreter. Dr. Horn applied to Nuremberg for a position as an interpreter and was approved via testing conducted by the United States Army. He worked in Nuremberg, Germany, as a court interpreter, translating English into German, during part of the first War Crimes trial and during the Justice Case. He eventually became Chief Interpreter. After the trials closed in 1949, Dr. Horn joined Léon Dostert at Georgetown University, Washington, DC. Dr. Horn became head of the Division of Interpretation and Translation of the Institute of Languages and Linguistics that Dostert had founded. He later became an American citizen.

    Physical Details

    Object Type
    Copy prints (aat)
    Physical Description
    Black-and-white, silver gelatin photographic copy of a charcoal courtroom sketch printed on photo paper. The image depicts three men in slight right profile seated behind a table, possibly a judges’ bench. All three are wearing wired headphones and dark robes over their collared shirts and neckties. Two of the men, at center and on the right, wear wire-rimmed glasses. Text across the top and bottom of the page identify the legal case, date, and the three men, all judges.
    overall: Height: 8.125 inches (20.638 cm) | Width: 11.125 inches (28.258 cm)
    overall : paper, silver gelatin

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    Administrative Notes

    The photographic copy print was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2001 by Lise Horn McCartney, the daughter of Stefan Horn.
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    2023-11-08 16:04:11
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