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Nuremberg Trials Collection at Harvard Law School

This guide is intended to help use the Nuremberg Trials Digitization Project website

How to best use the Website

What you will find on the website:
  • Digitized images of documents, transcripts, and photographs
  • Full text version of digitized documents
  • General information about the trial, including the people involved
What you will not find on the website:
  • Genealogical information about the people involved
  • Audio or video recording of the trials
  • News coverage or other published information about the trials

Search Tips:

There are several ways to search the website:

Basic Search: Enter text into the search bar located on the Project's homepage.  Choose from below the search bar: documents, transcripts or photographs. Selecting or deselecting these boxes will narrow or expand your search. You may search particular dates, like 1942, and may use English or German words.

  • Enter one or more words to find documents that contain all you search words.
    • Example: international law retrieves every document that contains both the word international AND the word law anywhere in the document
  • Use the vertical bar | between your search words to find documents that contain any one of those words
    • Example: international | law retrieves every document that contains either the word international OR the word law anywhere in the document
  • To search for an exact phrase, use "quotation marks" around the phrase
    • Example: "international law" retrieves every document with that exact phrase

After you have run a search, you can narrow your results by using the filters on the left of the screen.

Advanced Search: Browse by material type, trial, defendant, prosecutor, date, author and language. Advanced Search also contains information about how the website's search function works.

More Search Options:

Search by trial

Search a list of defendants and additional Nazi officials

Learn about the types of documents you will find on the website including:

  • Evidence files
    • Includes: photostats of the original documents, staff evidence analysis, German typescripts & English translations
  • Trial documents