Emanuel E. and Dorothea G. Minskoff papers
The Emanuel E. and Dorothea G. Minskoff papers include correspondence, photographs, printed materials, a scrapbook, and subject files documenting Emanuel E. Minskoff’s work for the Individual Assets Investigation Branch in postwar Europe, his work on the I.G. Farben Trial, and Dorothea G. Minskoff’s work on the Ministries Trial, which were part of the Subsequent Nuremberg Proceedings in Nuremberg, Germany. The papers also include information about Emanuel E. Minskoff’s work for the Treasury Department’s Foreign Assets Control Division regarding remittances to and trade with China in the early 1950s.
Correspondence consists of letters from Emanuel to Dorothy from May 1945 through June 1950 describing his early work for the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces conducting interrogations of Nazi officials and reviewing the records of I.G. Farben in order to locate foreign assets, as well as his later work on the prosecution team for the I.G. Farben case. This series also includes a couple of memoranda among members of the trial team.
Photographs depict lawyers, judges, and witnesses during the I.G. Farben trial and Ministries trial including, for example, Dorothea Minskoff, Emanual Minskoff, Josiah E. Dubois, Jr., Ruth Benedicta Kempner, and British POWs.
Printed material consists of photocopies of newspaper clippings about the I.G. Farben and Ministries trials, the Holocaust, the internment of Japanese-Americans, German anti-Semitism after the war, Jewish- Arab relations, efforts to bring war criminals to justice, and Emanuel Minskoff’s obituary. This series also includes notes for a letter to the editor of the Washington Evening Star about the Ministries trial.
The scrapbook contains photographs, correspondence, passes, military papers, and clippings documenting Emanuel Minskoff’s postwar denazification work for the Treasury Department and prosecutorial work at the I.G. Farben trial for the War Department. These materials also include photographs taken at the Göring family castle Veldenstein and a photograph of the Göring family dedicated to Emanuel Minskoff by Edda Göring. The scrapbook also includes photographs and clippings
documenting Minskoff’s Treasury Department work blocking remittances to and trade with China during the early 1950s.
Subject files include correspondence and writings documenting a draft executive order on foreign exchanges after the war, Emanuel Minskoff’s report on the deportation of Harry Bridges and the loyalty investigation he subsequently endured, a reunion of Nuremberg prosecutors, and reviews of books about General Lucius Clay. This series also includes writings by Emanuel Minskoff and others about the postwar situation in the United States and Germany and about the Nuremberg trials.
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