The Harvard Law School Library holds over one million pages of documents of the Nuremberg trials, one of the most complete sets in the world. The first trials of war criminals were prosecuted before the International Military Tribunal (IMT). Each of the four Allies (the United States, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and France) supplied two judges and a prosecution team. The Nuremberg Military Tribunals (NMT) are the follow-up trials of war criminals held by the United States. Harvard's collection of IMT and NMT trials includes:
Watch this brief video to learn more about the Harvard Law School Library's Nuremberg Collection.
Digitization of all the documents and transcripts is complete. We are scanning the digitized documents using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) so that every word in the documents is searchable. Depending on staffing and funding, we expect to complete the OCR process and have the entire collection online 2021.