- The Edmund F. Franz papers consist of records Franz collected while serving as the chief administrator of the U.S. Army's War Crimes Branch in Wiesbaden, Germany. The records include reports and English translations of statements and interrogation interviews with German war criminals, prisoners of war, and other witnesses recorded by U.S. Army investigators in 1945 in preparation for the Nuremberg trials. Some of the English materials are accompanied by German versions. The papers also include official U.S. Army photographs depicting scenes of atrocities at Buchenwald and Nordhausen concentration camps, and at Gardelegen, Penig, and Gotha in Germany.
- Collection Creator
- Edmund F. Franz
Edmund F. Franz (1910-1984) served as an attorney in the U.S. Army from 1942-1946 and in 1945 was the chief administrator of the U.S. Army's War Crimes Branch in Wiesbaden, Germany.
- System of Arrangement
- The Edmund F. Franz papers are arranged as three series: I. Statements and reports, 1944-1945, II. Photographs, 1945, III. SS organizational chart, approximately 1945
Rights & Restrictions
- Conditions on Access
- There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
- Conditions on Use
- Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.
Keywords & Subjects
- Holder of Originals
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
- Legal Status
- Permanent Collection
- Sally Sockel and Susan Nickens donated the Edmund F. Franz papers to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2000.
- Funding Note
- The cataloging of this collection has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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