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Black long sleeved robe with a braided cord worn by a US judge at the Nuremberg trials

Object | Accession Number: 2010.389.2

Black long sleeved judicial gown worn by Justice Daniel T. O’Connell, an American judge who sat on Military Tribunal I during the Subsequent Nuremberg Trials in Germany from October 20, 1947, to February 17, 1948. Justice O’Connell was a superior court judge from Massachusetts and tried Case #8, the RuSHA case. On trial were the leading officials of Rasse- und Siedlungshauptamt [Race and Resettlement Main Office] or RuSHA, an organization that oversaw the racial purity and cleansing policies and programs of the Nazi government. Fourteen defendants were tried; 13 were found guilty.

Date
use:  1947 October 20-1948 February 17
Geography
use: courtroom; Nuremberg (Germany)
Classification
Clothing and Dress
Category
Men's clothing
Object Type
Robes (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Robert F. Callahan
 
Record last modified: 2019-12-05 21:13:00
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