Nicolas Weill papers
The Nicolas Weill papers consist of copies of court documents, evidentiary documents, press clippings, printed materials, and research files pertaining to Maurice Papon, secretary general of the Gironde prefecture under the Vichy regime, investigations into his collaboration in the deportation of Jews from Gironde during the Holocaust, and his 1997‐1998 trial.
Court documents include copies of the indictment against Papon, hearing schedules, lists of parties involved, interventions, and arguments made by attorneys for the prosecution.
Evidentiary documents include photocopies of official records dating from the 1940s used to demonstrate Papon’s complicity with deportations.
Press clippings include photocopies of Le Monde articles about Papon from 1954 until the beginning of the trial, copies of Le Monde articles narrating the trial, and clippings and photocopies of articles from other sources discussing Papon, the trial, or related matters.
Printed materials include publications or photocopies of publications about Papon, his trial, the Vichy regime, anti‐Semitism in France, and the Holocaust.
Research files include copies of reports and subject files related to Papon, the Vichy regime, and the deportations, and information gathered and analyzed during the trial preparation and through the course of the trial itself. This series also includes two articles by Nicolas Weill and three interviews he conducted with lawyers and a trial witness. This files further includes one 1965 photograph showing an unidentified street scene involving officials, police, and representatives of Holocaust victims’ groups, and three color photocopies of courtroom scene sketches by Noelle Herrenschmidt.
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