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Original Facsimile Transcripts of the Dachau Trials; Volumes IV, V, VIII, IX, X, Includes several pieces of ephemera
Judge Advocate General Department, U. S. 3rd Army, Dachau, Germany, 1945. 8" x 13", with heavy weight brown paper front cover, two hole punch, metal slide binding. All are in fine condition minus some chips to the front paper covers, no cover on Vol. VIII. Included is a 5 pp. mimeographed agenda from the War Crime Trials in Nurnberg with the biographies of 21 defendants and a ticket authorizing attendance to the trial dated June 4, 1946. Held concurrent with The Nuremberg Trials, they were conducted in the Dachau Prison Camp, about 15 miles north of Munich. In situ location was chosen because there were sufficient facilities and many of those placed on trial were already being held there, and the broad awareness of the location accentuated the backdrop of corrupt villainy which occurred there. These trials were conducted solely by the United States, empowered by the Judge Advocate General's office of the Third Army. The trials also prosecuted crimes which were exclusively perpetrated against Americans, such as the Malmedey Massacre and others committed in the then occupied American Zone. The Nuremberg Trials are more renown for the senior level of Nazi officials, who designed the horrific system of genocide, political and war crimes. The Dachau trials focused on those who actually executed the travesties; Camp commanders, SS Agents, doctors, and guards. The chief prosecutor, who's name appears often in these manuscripts, was a 32-year old West Point and Harvard Law Graduate, LTC William D. Denson. The chief defense counsel was LTC Douglas T. Bates. Forty individuals who had … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts IOBA [Portland, OR, U.S.A.]
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