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Seymour Krieger papers

Document | Accession Number: 1986.A.0024.2

The Seymour Krieger papers include correspondence, a diary, and printed material relating to Seymour's involvement with the office of the U.S. Chief of Counsel during the International Military Tribunal (IMT) at the Nuremberg trials. The collection also includes military documents relating to Seymour’s service in the United States Army and two photographs of Seymour in Nuremberg and with his wife, Rita Krieger.

Correspondence includes almost daily letters to his wife, Rita, describing his activities as a member of the prosecution team as well as his daily activities. Also included is a letter to Helen Kahau concerning Hitler, dated April 13, 1934.

The typewritten diary was kept by Seymour from 1945-1946 during his time working with the office of the U.S. Chief of Counsel in Nuremberg. Seymour wrote almost daily entries describing staff meetings, courtroom observations, detailing what he was working on, the development of the case, and his daily activities. The diary also includes newspaper clippings, postcards to his wife, and other documents relating to the trial and his time in Nuremberg.

Military documents include correspondence relating to changing assignments and Seymour’s return to the United States.

Printed material and writings include original and photocopies of newspaper clippings relating to the trial, transcriptions of reports from the office of the U.S. Chief of Counsel, and an article titled “The World Eventually at Peace under Law” from the New York Herald Tribune, 1946.

inclusive:  1934-1946
10 folders
1 oversize folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Margaret Frankston
Record last modified: 2023-03-30 15:12:12
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