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Henry J. Kellermann collection

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    Consists of documents and correspondence related to the pre-war, wartime, and post-war life and accomplishments of Dr. Henry J. Kellermann, originally of Berlin, Germany. Includes material regarding Dr. Kellermann's pre-war life and schooling, the Gross-Breesen agricultural school for German-Jewish boys, and Dr. Kellermann's involvement in wartime refugee affairs and in the Nuremberg war crimes trials. Also includes material regarding Dr. Kellermann's post-war career in the United States Foreign Service, where he served in Bern and as the permanent representative to UNESCO, and regarding his professorship at Georgetown University, where he taught a course on the environment.
    inclusive:  1910-1998
    Collection Creator
    Henry J. Kellermann
    Henry Kellermann was born in 1910, in Berlin, Germany. Henry received a Doctor of Law degree from the University of Berlin in 1937. Sponsored by the rabbi of the Baltimore Hebrew congregation, Henry immigrated to the United States in the same year. In 1945, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) assigned him to prepare pre-trial briefs for the International Military Tribunal held in Nuremberg, Germany. He interrogated a number of witnesses and defendants. After World War II, he held various diplomatic posts

    Physical Details

    English German
    28 boxes
    1 oversize box
    System of Arrangement
    The collection is arranged in eighteen series:
    Series 1: Related to the biography of Henry Kellermann and of the Kellermann family
    Series 2: Related to Kellermann’s life and schooling, 1910-1937
    Series 3: Related to the Gross-Breesen agricultural school for German-Jewish boys
    Series 4: Related to emigration and life/schooling/work in the United States, 1937-1945
    Series 5: Related to the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials
    Series 6: Related to Dr. Kellermann’s initial years with the Foreign Service and the Office of German Affairs
    Series 7: Related to Dr. Kellermann’s posting as permanent representative of the United States to UNESCO in Paris, 1956-1961
    Series 8: Related to Dr. Kellermann’s posting as the Chief of Mission in Bern, Switzerland
    Series 9: Related to Dr. Kellermann’s teaching position at Georgetown University in International Policy in Environmental Affairs
    Series 10: Research and publications regarding the environment
    Series 11: Publications and documents related to various conferences attended by Dr. Kellermann
    Series 12: Publications and speeches written by Dr. Kellermann
    Series 13: Dr. Kellermann’s memoir and oral histories
    Series 14: Accolades and awards received by Dr. Kellermann
    Series 15: Related to Dr. Kellermann’s activities and life after his retirement
    Series 16: Correspondence
    Series 17: Publications written by friends and acquaintances and Clippings of Interest
    Series 18: Oversize

    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

    Personal Name
    Kellermann, Henry J.

    Administrative Notes

    Susan Kellermann donated her father's collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on March 30, 2006.
    Record last modified:
    2023-08-25 09:51:00
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