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Drawing

Object | Accession Number: 2001.58.138

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Drawing created by interpreter during Trial 11, the Ministries Case, of the Nuremberg trials.
    Date
    creation:  1948 February
    Geography
    creation: Nuremberg Trial; Nuremberg (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Lise Horn McCartney
    Contributor
    Artist: Stefan Horn
    Biography
    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

    Classification
    Art
    Category
    Drawings
    Object Type
    Courtroom art (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Graphite pencil image of profile of balding man; small perforations along left edge of paper.
    Dimensions
    overall:
    Materials
    overall : paper, graphite
    Inscription
    recto, lower right below image, handwritten in graphite: "LAMMERS/Febr. 1948/Nbg"

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    Conditions on Use
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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The drawing was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2001 by Lise Horn McCartney, the daughter of Stefan Horn.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:24:57
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