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.
Date: 1947 October 20-1948 February 17
Photograph of Justice O'Connell in the courtroom, date and location unknown.