Black long sleeved robe with a braided cord worn by a US judge at the Nuremberg trials
1947 October 20-1948 February 17
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Robert F. Callahan
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.
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Also in Daniel T. O'Connell collection
The collection consists of a judicial robe and a photograph relating to the experiences of Justice Daniel Theodore O'Connell who was a presiding judge at the Race and Resettlement Office (RuSHA) main trial in Nuremberg, Germany, from October 20, 1947, to February 17, 1948.
Photograph of Justice O'Connell in the courtroom, date and location unknown.