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Nuremberg Trials Collection at Harvard Law School

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

Select glossary of terms

Evidence file documents: Sets of evidentiary material assembled by the war crimes staff for potential use in the trials.

Trial documents: Documents used by the prosecution and defense during the trials.

Trial transcripts: Verbatim records of proceedings in court, including witness testimony, oral arguments, and court rulings and judgments.

International Military Tribunal (IMT): The first trials of war criminals were prosecuted before the IMT. Each of the four Allies (the United States, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and France) supplied two judges and a prosecution team.

Nuremberg Military Tribunal (NMT): The Nuremberg Military Tribunals are the follow up trials of war criminals held by the United States of America in Nuremberg.