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Oral history interview with Frank Wallis

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.8 | RG Number: RG-50.588.0001

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Frank Wallis recounts his experience as a member of the United States legal staff during the Nuremberg trials in 1945. He discusses his role in gathering evidence on and interrogating high ranking Nazi officials; presenting the prosecution’s case to the International Military Tribunal; and legal proceedings with the British and Russian delegations. Using notes, newspaper clippings, and personal memory, Wallis provides a description of several defendants, whom he describes as “infamous characters of history.” They include, Hermann Goering, Rudolf Hess, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Julius Streicher, Wilhelm Keitel, Baldur von Schirach, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, and Hans Frank. Wallis also describes his brief interrogation of Heinrich Himmler, during which Himmler committed suicide.

Interviewee
Frank Wallis
Interviewer
Robert Edwards
Date
1978 June 15  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 sound cassettes (90 min.).
3 compact discs ; 80 min..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Robert Moore
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:37:34
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