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US Army regulation uniform shirt worn by a Signal Corps photographer for the war crimes trials

Object | Accession Number: 2013.458.1

U.S. Army issue tan dress shirt worn by Ray D'Addario, presumably while a US Army Signal Corps and then contract photographer at the postwar trials of war criminals held by the International Military Tribunal (IMT) in Germany. Ray was assigned to photograph and film the defendants, prosecutors, and other attendees during the courtroom proceedings. The best known trial, Major German War Criminals, was held in Nuremberg. The 24 defendants were charged with crimes against peace, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and conspiracy to commit those crimes. The verdicts were delivered on October 1, 1946. Soon after, Ray was discharged from the military. He then was hired as a civilian contractor by Telford Taylor, the newly appointed American chief war crimes prosecutor, as chief photographer for twelve subsequent trials held by the US. Ray returned to the US after these trials concluded in April 1949.

Date
approximately 1945 September-1949  (use)
Geography
use : International Military Tribunal; Nuremberg (Germany)
Language
English
Classification
Clothing and Dress
Object Type
Shirts, Men's (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Max Lewkowicz
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:22:53
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