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    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.
    Collection Creator
    Nicolas Weill
    Nicolas Weill (1957- ) is a French journalist who has worked for Le Monde since 1995 and has written several books and articles about the history of anti-Semitism in France.

    Physical Details

    4 boxes
    System of Arrangement
    The Nicolas Weill papers are arranged as five series: I. Court documents, 1991-1998, II. Evidentiary documents, 1990s, III. Press, 1990s, IV. Printed materials, 1988-1998, V. Research files, 1965-1998 (bulk 1990s)

    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.

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    Administrative Notes

    Nicolas Weill donated the Nicolas Weill 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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    2023-02-24 13:58:19
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