The Blue Series (42 Volumes) - Nuremberg Trials Transcripts

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The Nuremberg Trials

The Nuremberg trials were a series of twelve trials held between 1945 and 1949 involving over 100 defendants who were important officials in Adolph Hitler’s Nazi Germany.

Held in Nuremberg, Germany, the most famous of the trials took place in 1945 and 1946. This first trial examined the criminal conduct of the highest-ranking officials. Of the 24 defendants, half would receive the death penalty for their crimes of war, crimes against peace and crimes against humanity.

The Blue Series

The Blue Series is the official record of the trial of the major civilian and military leaders of Nazi Germany who were accused of war crimes before the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, held November 20, 1945 - October 1, 1946.

The Lynn University Archives has a complete 42-volume set of The Blue Series.

Published in 1947, Lynn’s copy of the series was previously owned by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson, who was also the Chief Prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials.

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English

Publisher

The International Military Tribunal

Publication Location

Nuremberg, Germany

Keywords

Nuremberg Trials, Military Tribunals, Nazi Germany, The Blue Series, Trials

Publication Date

1947

Donor

Facilitated by Marylin Shorenstein and LEAH (League for Educational Awareness of the Holocaust)

Donation Date

1-1998

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The Nuremberg Trials

The Nuremberg trials were a series of twelve trials held between 1945 and 1949 involving over 100 defendants who were important officials in Adolph Hitler’s Nazi Germany.

The trials were held in Nuremberg, Germany and were conducted by a judicial tribunal composed of judges from the Allied Powers, which included Great Britain, France, the Soviet Union and the United States.

The most famous of the trials took place in 1945 and 1946. This first trial examined the criminal conduct of the highest-ranking officials. Of the 24 defendants, half would receive the death penalty for their crimes of war, crimes against peace and crimes against humanity.1

1 Maier, W. A. (2005). Nuremberg trials. In T. Adam (Ed.), Germany and the Americas: Culture, politics, and history. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. Retrieved from https://lynn-lang.student.lynn.edu/login?url=http://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/abcgeamrle/nuremberg_trials/


See this Lynn Library LibGuide for more information about The Nuremberg Trials: http://lynn-library.libguides.com/djc300a

The Blue Series

The Blue Series is the official record of the trial of the major civilian and military leaders of Nazi Germany who were accused of war crimes before the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, held November 20, 1945 - October 1, 1946.

The Lynn University Archives has a complete 42-volume set of The Blue Series.

Published in 1947, Lynn’s copy of the series was previously owned by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson, who was also the Chief Prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials.

How did Lynn come to own it? Here is the story, taken from this iPulse article:

George Rhetts, a soldier who served in the US army in WWII, was a war book collector. In 1947, he saw an advertisement which announced the publication of the Blue Series from the Nuremberg Trials. He had to wait over nine years until he could save enough money to buy the 42 volume set.

In 1956, he had finally saved enough money, only to learn that one of the volumes was missing. Rhetts wanted the complete series and so he wrote to his congressman, John Roush.

Roush contacted the Library of Congress, the Supreme Court and different libraries around DC. A clerk from the Supreme Court told Roush that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson had stored the 42 volume set in the basement of the Supreme Court building.

Roush was able to retrieve the Blue Series and sent it to Rhett with the condition that he donate the Blue Series to a library when he was done with it. When Rhetts was done with the 42 volume series he gave the books to his sister in law, Marylin Shorenstein. Shorenstein had recently joined a new organization called LEAH (League for Educational Awareness of the Holocaust).

Shorenstein donated the entire 42 volume series to Lynn.

The Blue Series (42 Volumes) - Nuremberg Trials Transcripts

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