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

Object | Accession Number: 2001.58.27

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    Brief Narrative
    Copy print of a courtroom sketch created by Stefan Horn, an interpreter, on August 27, 1947, during Trial 3 of the Nuremberg trials held in Germany. The photographic copy is believed to have been made at the time the drawing was made. Nine officials from the Reich Ministry of Justice and 7 members of the People’s and Special Courts, were indicted on four counts in early January 1947. The trial ran from March 5 through October 18, and the tribunal returned judgement in early December 1947, finding 10 defendants guilty and acquitting four. One defendant died before the trial began, and the other was too sick to attend much of the trial, resulting in a mistrial.
    creation:  after 1947 August 27
    creation: Nuremberg Trial; Nuremberg (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Lise Horn McCartney
    front, top left, printed, black: Judges HARDING, BRAND, BLAIR / Military Tribunal III / Nurnberg / Aug 27. 1947
    front, bottom left, below figure, printed, black script: Justin N. Harding
    front, bottom center, below figure, printed, black script: JT Brand
    front, bottom right, below figure, printed, black script: [illegible]
    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 courtroom sketch printed on photo paper. The image depicts three, seated men in right profile from the chest up. All three are wearing wire-rimmed glasses and dark robes over their collared shirts. Two of the men, on the left and at center, wear wired headphones, while the man on the right holds wired headphones up to his left ear. Text across the top and bottom of the page identify the legal case, date, and the three men.
    overall: Height: 6.375 inches (16.192 cm) | Width: 9.000 inches (22.86 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.
    Record last modified:
    2023-11-08 16:04:11
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