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Day 65 International Military Tribunal, Nuremberg (Set A)

Recorded Sound | Digitized | Accession Number: 2019.401 | RG Number: RG-91.2410

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    Day 65 International Military Tribunal, Nuremberg (Set A)


    Day 65 - Friday, February 22, 1946. Russian prosecution speaks on German atrocities in occupied countries and presents the film on the destruction of the Czech town of Lidice. Russian witness questioned by the prosecution and German defense. Russian prosecutor continues to make the case on German atrocities.
    1946 February 22
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of the International Court of Justice

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    International Court of Justice
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    Researchers must obtain permission from the International Court of Justice to copy and use any of the sound and film recordings in this collection. Contact the Library of the Court at

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    Recorded Sound Provenance
    The archives of the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal were entrusted to the International Court of Justice by a decision of the Tribunal on October 1, 1946. The archives were transported to the Peace Palace, where representatives of the Tribunal and the staff of the Court took delivery of them on March 14, 1950. The Nuremberg Archives consist of the films presented as evidence during the trial, written documents, and gramophone disc recordings of the hearings. The UN, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Memorial de la Shoah, cooperatively digitized the film, audio, and microfilm components of the Nuremberg Archives in an agreement signed in July 2017. The 4,370 digital transfers from the original 16" aluminum Presto Instantaneous Discs were received in two batches (December 2018 and September 2019).
    Recorded Sound Notes
    The United States Army Signal Corps produced two sets of verbatim audio recordings of the Nuremberg Trials outside of the courtroom in a studio. Set A (archived at the International Court of Justice in the Hague) consists of 1,942 double-sided black disc gramophone records with a cellulose trinitrate lacquer surface and aluminum core made by the Presto Recording Corporation. Set B (archived at the US National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, DC) consists of cardboard and aluminum gramophone discs. The two sets are not exact copies and generally stagger against each other, but sometimes have the same start or stop time corresponding to the beginning or end of a court session. The digitized and restored files made from Set A (ICJ) are much better quality than the files from Set B (NARA) which contain occasional audio distortion, especially at the beginning of a file, and skipping throughout.
    Recorded Sound Source
    International Court of Justice
    Mémorial de la Shoah, Centre de Documentation Juive Contemporaine
    File Number
    Source Archive Number: 1245A
    Source Archive Number: 1246A
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    Source Archive Number: 1264A
    Source Archive Number: 1265A
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