Harvard Law School Library and the Nuremberg Trials

One of the most important results of the Nuremberg Trials was the creation of a permanent historical record of the events leading up to, and including, the trials. In 1949 the Harvard Law School Library received what is believed to be the most complete duplicate set of documents other than that in the National Archives.  (Most of the originals are held in the International Court of Justice at The Hague.)

The Law School’s collection includes:

  • A nearly complete set of the “official” International Military Tribunal (IMT) publications
  • A complete set of the Nuremberg Military Tribunal (NMT) records
  • Complete sets of interrogation documents
  • Papers of individuals who participated in the trials. 

Timeline of the IMT and NMT Trials