Guide to the Nuremberg Trial Collection

Collection Title: Nuremberg Trial Collection
Dates: 1945-1950
Identification: MS 71
Creator: Gallagher, Charles J., -1988
Extent: 16 Boxes
Language of Materials: English, German, French
Abstract: This collection consists of materials amassed by Charles J. Gallagher, a court reporter. Included are his shorthand notebooks for trial sessions from 1945-1948; copies of some of the transcripts, documents, and affidavits; some of Gallagher's notes and correspondence; some serials connected with the trials; and a few photographs and some memorabilia.
Note: Other Information:Boxes 13-16 are gaylords.
Acquisition Information: Charles J. Gallagher attended Northwestern University Law School (class of 1924) and worked and lived in the Chicago area. After his death in 1988, the collection was offered to the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections by the probate officer who handled Mr. Gallagher's estate.
Processing Information: Organized and processed by Sigrid Pohl Perry in 1990.
Conditions Governing Use: Copyright for materials resides with the literary executors of individual documents. All users must comply with federal copyright regulations.
Conditions Governing Access: Available for research.
Preferred Citation: The Nuremberg Trial Collection, Manuscript Series LXXI, Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections, Northwestern University Library
Related Materials: The Stars and Stripes newspapers issues originally part of this collection have been cataloged; issues are from 1945-1949. Editions are from Pfungstadt and Altdorf, Baden, Germany.
Repository: Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL,
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/spec
Email: special.collections@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3635

Biographical/Historical Information

The Nuremberg Trials were held from 1945 to 1949 at the Palace of Justice in Nuremberg, Germany to try members of the Nazi regime for crimes committed during World War II. The trial of the major war criminals was held from November 20, 1945 to October 1, 1946. The second set of trials of lesser war criminals included medical doctors who were accused of medical atrocities in the Holocaust.

Charles J. Gallagher applied for a temporary position with the Office of U.S. Chief of Counsel, Administrative Division of the U.S. Army, as a court reporter for the Nuremberg Trials. He was in Nuremberg from 1945-1946 and 1947-1950; his family joined him the second trip. Charles J. Gallagher attended Northwestern University Law School (class of 1924) and worked and lived in the Chicago area.

Charles Gallgher died on January 4, 1988.

Scope and Content

The Nuremberg Trial Collection consists of material amassed by Charles J. Gallagher, a court reporter at the trials. Charles J. Gallagher attended Northwestern University Law School (class of 1924) and worked and lived in the Chicago area. This collection consists of Gallagher's shorthand notebooks kept while serving as a court reporter for trial sessions from October, 1945 to May, 1948; some copies of printed transcripts, documents and affidavits from witnesses; Gallagher's notes and personal and official correspondence from 1945-1950; some serials connected with the trials or his stay in Nuremberg; photographs and memorabilia.

List of Nuremberg Trial Defendants

Note: Surnames only; * indicates principal defendant.

Case 3, Tribunal III

* Altstoetter, von Ammon, Barnickel, Cuhorst, Joel, Klemm, Lautz, Mettgenberg, Nebelung, Oeschey, Petersen, Rothaug, Rothenberger, Schlegelberger.

Case 4, Tribunal II

Baier, Bobermin, Eirenschmalz, Fanslau, Frank, Hohberg, Kiefer, Klein, Loerner, G., Loerner, H., Mummenthey, * Pohl, O., Pook, Scheide, Sommer, Tschentscher, Vogt, Volk.

Case 5, Tribunal IV

Burkart, * Flick, Kaletsch, Steinbrinck, Terberger, Weiss.

Case 6, Tribunal VI

Ambros, Buergin, Buetefisch, Duerrfeld, Gattineau, Gajewski, Haefliger, von der Heyde, Hoerlein, Ilgner, Jaehne, von Knieriem, *Krauch, Kuehne, Kugler, Lautenschlaeger, Mann, ter Meer, Oster, Schmitz, Schneider, von Schnitzler, Wurster.

Case 7, Tribunal V

Dehner, Felmy, Foertsch, von Geitner, Kuntze, Lanz, von Leyser, * List, Rendulic, Speidel, von Weichs.

Case 8, Tribunal I

Brueckner, Creutz, Ebner, * Greifelt, Hildebrandt, Hofmann, Huebner, Lorenz, Meyer-Hetling, Schwalm, Schwarzenberger, Sollmann, Tesch.

Case 9, Tribunal II-A

Biberstein, Blobel, Blume, Braune, Fendler, Graf, Haensch, Jost, Klingelhoefer, Naumann, Nosske, * Ohlendorf, Ott, von , Radetzky, Rasch, Ruehl, Sandberger, Schubert, Schulz, Seibert, Six, Steimle, Strauch.

Case 10, Tribunal III-A

von Buelow, Eberhardt, Houdremont, Ihn, Janssen, Korschan, * Krupp von Bohlen & Halbach, Kupke, Lehmann, Loeser, Mueller, Pfirsch.

Case 11, Tribunal IV

Berger, Bohle, Darre, Dietrich, von Erdmannsdorff, Kehrl, Keppler, Koerner, Lammers, Meissner, Pleiger, Puhl, Rasche, Ritter, Schellenberg, Schwerin von Krosigk, Steengracht von, Moyland, Stuckart, Veesenmayer, * von Weizsaecker, Woermann.

Case 12, Tribunal V

Blaskowitz, van Boch, Hollidt, Hoth, Jodl, Keitel, von Kuechler, * von Leeb Lehmann, van Marstein, Reinecke, Reinhardt, von , Roques, von Salmuth, Schniewind, Sperrle, Warlimont, Woehler.

Subjects

Personal Name

Jackson, Robert Houghwout, 1892-1954

Subjects

Nuremberg Trial of Major German War Criminals, Nuremberg, Germany, 1945-1946

War crime trials


Container List / Contents

  • Corps of Political Leaders, 1945-1946
    • “War Crimes Trials, Nurnberg, Germany” 5pp. 2 copies, Nov. 20, 1945Box 1, Folder 1
        Scope and Contents: Descriptive list of defendants including: Goering, Hess, Ribbentrop, Rosenberg, Frank, Kaltenbrunner, Frick, Streicher, Keitel, Funk, Schacht, Doenitz, Schirach, Sauckel, Speer, Papen, Jodl, Neurath, Seyss-Inquart, Raeder, Fritzsche.
    • Robert H. Jackson, Chief Counsel for U.S. Address to the Tribunal, “The Law under which Nazi organizations are accused of being criminal.” 31pp.Box 1, Folder 2
    • General remarks against Third Reich, pp. 16-77 (inc.)., Dec. 18-19, 1945Box 1, Folder 3
    • Box 1, Folder 4
      • Corps of Political Leaders. Document Book I (pp. 1-71 inc.), June-July, 1946Box 1, Folder 4, Item 1
      • Excerpts from documents issued by Third Reich leaders, with table of contents.Box 1, Folder 4, Item 2
    • Affidavits from various political leaders. 50pp.Box 1, Folder 5
    • Trial Address: The Case against Alfred Rosenberg. 14pp.Box 1, Folder 6
    • Trial Address…Seyss-Inquart. 13pp.Box 1, Folder 7
    • Rudolph Hess, Affidavit with questions and replies. 30pp.Box 1, Folder 8
    • Transcripts, Corps of Political Leaders. Incomp. 86pp.Box 1, Folder 9
    • Testimony transcripts. 44pp., Nov. 1945-Jan. 1946Box 1, Folder 10
    • Testimony transcripts. 171pp., Jan. - May, 1946Box 1, Folder 11
    • Testimony transcriptsBox 1, Folder 12
      • Rudolph Hess. 8pp.Box 1, Folder 12, Item 1
      • Herman Goering. 16pp.Box 1, Folder 12, Item 2
    • Official transcript of testimony for the defense of organizations… 31pp., March 13, 1946Box 1, Folder 13
    • Transcript. pp. 11673-11748., June 14, 1946Box 1, Folder 14
    • Transcript. pp. 14331-14406., July 26, 1946Box 1, Folder 15
    • Hanns Marx, Closing arguments for Julius Streicher. 59pp., July, 1946Box 1, Folder 16
    • Transcript.Box 1, Folder 17
      • pp. 14888-14934., August 1, 1946Box 1, Folder 17, Item 1
      • 6pp., August 2, 1946Box 1, Folder 17, Item 2
  • Corps of Political Leaders
    • Transcript. pp. 16473-16599., August 29, 1946Box 2, Folder 1
    • Transcript. 25pp. incomp., December, 1946Box 2, Folder 2
    • Transcript. Court no. I pp. 1823– 1959 inc., January 16, 1947Box 2, Folder 3
    • Transcript. Court no. I pp. 2155–2206, January 29, 1947Box 2, Folder 4
    • Transcript. Court no. I pp. 2674–2713, February 7, 1947Box 2, Folder 5
    • Transcript. Court no. I pp. 3353–7; pp. 3565–3711 inc., February 21, 1947Box 2, Folder 6
    • Transcript. Court no. II pp. 1477–1497 Defendant: Erhard Milch, March 5, 1947Box 2, Folder 7
    • Transcript. Court no. I pp. 5594–5643 Defendant: Karl Brandt, et al., April 9, 1947Box 2, Folder 8
    • Transcript. Oswald Pohl, et al. 9pp., May 15, 1947Box 2, Folder 9
    • Summations in French: Goering, Hess, Ribbentrop, Keitel, Kaltenbrunner, Rosenberg, Frank, Frick, Streicher, Funk, Schacht. pp. 1-68.Box 2, Folder 10
    • Summations in French cont. Doenitz, Raeder, von Schirach, Sauckel, Jodl, von Papen, Seyss-Inquart, Speer, von Neurath, Fritzsche, Bormann. pp. 69-138.Box 2, Folder 11
    • Corps of Political Leaders, Military Tribunal Report (French) pp. 1-90Box 2, Folder 12
    • Military Tribunal Report (French), pp. 182-295.Box 2, Folder 13
  • Nuremberg Trial Cases 3 - 9, 1947–1948
    • Defense Counsel Lists, cases 3 - 12. 46pp.Box 3, Folder 1
    • Case 3. Alstoetter et al. Court III pp. 2341–2380, April 18, 1947Box 3, Folder 2
    • Case 4. Transcripts, Court II Oswald Pohl, et al. 52pp misc. and pp. 8011–8048 (German and English), Aug - Sept, 1947Box 3, Folder 3
    • Case 5 Friedrich Flick, et al; Burkart. 2pp.Box 3, Folder 4
    • Case 6 Transcripts. Court VI 30pp misc. and pp. 6541–6579, February 6, 1948Box 3, Folder 5
    • Cases 7 - 8 Transcripts. Court I 6pp. misc. and pp. 24-125 (English and German), October 20, 1947Box 3, Folder 6
    • Case 9 Lists. 4pp misc.Box 3, Folder 7
    • Case 9 Document Book IV. Ohlendorf. 22pp.Box 3, Folder 8
    • Case 9 Transcripts. Court IIA 15pp. misc. and pp. 583-619 (English and German), October 14, 1947Box 3, Folder 9
    • Case 9 Transcripts court II 22pp. misc., December 9, 1947Box 3, Folder 10
    • Case 9 Transcripts Court II 28pp. misc., January, 1948Box 3, Folder 11
    • Case 9 Transcripts Court II 17pp. misc. and pp. 6707–6784, 6853–6895, April 8-10, 1948Box 3, Folder 12
    • Case 9 Transcripts Court II pp. 6646–6706, 6785–6852, April 8-9, 1948Box 3, Folder 13
    • Case 9 Erich Naumann, Plea. 5pp.Box 3, Folder 14
  • Nuremberg Trial Cases 10 - 12
    • Case 10 Military TribunalsBox 4, Folder 1
      • Guides c.1, 29pp.; c.2 51pp., August, 1947Box 4, Folder 1, Item 1
      • Document Book Index, Friedrich von Buelow. 3pp. inc.Box 4, Folder 1, Item 2
    • Case 10 Krupp documents. 40pp. misc.Box 4, Folder 2
    • Case 11 Document Book Indexes, #16, 29-92 inc. 82pp. Foreign Office DefendantsBox 4, Folder 3
    • Case 11 Wilhelm Miklas, Deposition. 37pp., January 19, 1948Box 4, Folder 4
    • Case 11 Meissner, Affidavits and documents. 6pp.Box 4, Folder 5
    • Case 11 Transcripts. Court IV pp. 935-971, January 28, 1948Box 4, Folder 6
    • Case 11 Transcripts. Court IV 19pp. misc., March, 1948Box 4, Folder 7
    • Case 12 Military Tribunals. pp. 1-75., 1947Box 4, Folder 8
    • Case 12 Transcripts Court V pp.3051–3092, April 30, 1948Box 4, Folder 9
    • Case 12 Transcripts Court V 60pp., May 19, 1948Box 4, Folder 10
    • Miscellaneous affidavits and depositions 76pp.Box 4, Folder 11
    • Fritz Ernst Fischer, affidavit. 14pp.Box 4, Folder 12
    • Pleas and final statementsBox 4, Folder 13
    • Misc. Document Book Indexes. 18pp.Box 4, Folder 14
    • Misc. documents and transcript pages, etc. 39pp.Box 4, Folder 15
  • Nuremberg Trial Documents
    • Documents French 48pp. misc.Box 5, Folder 1
    • Documents Russian 21pp. misc.Box 5, Folder 2
    • Documents #017-432 (inc.) 80pp.Box 5, Folder 3
    • Documents #502-1383 (inc.) 67pp.Box 5, Folder 4
    • Documents #1439-1972 (inc.) 61pp.Box 5, Folder 5
    • Documents #2150-2571 (inc.) 71pp.Box 5, Folder 6
    • Documents #2664-2992 (inc.) 42pp.Box 5, Folder 7
    • Documents #3035-12610 (inc.) 65pp.Box 5, Folder 8
  • Gallagher notes and Court Reporter Information
    • Miscellaneous abbreviations (German & English) 48pp.Box 6, Folder 1
    • Court Reporters' instructions, schedules, trial set-up 22pp.Box 6, Folder 2
    • Box 6, Folder 3
      • Staff lists 17pp.Box 6, Folder 3, Item 1
      • Telephone directory - International Military Trials, Nurnberg February, 34pp., 1946Box 6, Folder 3, Item 2
    • Miscellaneous lists 30pp.Box 6, Folder 4
    • Gallagher's notes 194pp. misc.Box 6, Folder 5
    • Gallagher's notes 90pp. misc.Box 6, Folder 6
    • Office of U.S. Chief of Counsel, Nov. - Dec., 1945Box 6, Folder 7
    • Office of the U.S. Chief of Counsel, Jan. 18, 1946 - May 31, 1946Box 6, Folder 8
    • Office of U.S. Chief of Counsel, June 1 - Nov. 25, 1946Box 6, Folder 9
    • Information Bulletin, March 3, 1947 - Dec. 8, 1948Box 6, Folder 10
    • Information Bulletin, Mar. 28, 1949; Jan. 24, 1950; August 29 - Sept. 13, 1950Box 6, Folder 11
    • Box 6, Folder 12
      • Peis. Nuremberg Court Cartoons., n.d.Box 6, Folder 12, Item 1
      • Allan Dreyfuss. (Stars and Stripes); annotated with Gallagher's notes on sentencing of defendants., n.dBox 6, Folder 12, Item 2
  • Gallagher's Shorthand Notebooks
      Note:  Date given is for beginning page in notebooks; they usually continue through several sessions.
    • Gallagher's Shorthand Notebooks, October 31, 1945Box 7
    • Gallagher's Shorthand Notebooks: (Russian hearing), November 12, 1945Box 7
    • Gallagher's Shorthand Notebooks, December 7, 1945Box 7
    • Gallagher's Shorthand Notebooks, January 22, 1946Box 7
    • Gallagher's Shorthand Notebooks: (Russian), February 4, 1946Box 7
    • Gallagher's Shorthand Notebooks: (Goering), March 13, 1946Box 7
    • Gallagher's Shorthand Notebooks: (Hess, incl. list of names and questions asked), April 3, 1946Box 7
    • Gallagher's Shorthand Notebooks: (Hupfauer, incl. list of questions), May 10, 1946Box 7
    • Gallagher's Shorthand Notebooks: (Jodl), June 6, 1946Box 7
    • Gallagher's Shorthand Notebooks: (Reinecke), July 5, 1946Box 7
    • Gallagher's Shorthand Notebooks:, January 6, 1947Box 7
    • Gallagher's Shorthand Notebooks: (incl. list of defendant and witnesses), January 22, 1947Box 7
    • Gallagher's Shorthand Notebooks, April 25, 1947Box 7
    • Gallagher's Shorthand Notebooks: (Einsatzgruppen; Ohlendorf), October 8, 1947Box 7
    • Gallagher's Shorthand Notebooks: (Einsatzgruppen; General's case), November 25, 1947Box 7
    • Gallagher's Shorthand Notebooks: (Einsatzgruppen), December 9, 1947Box 7
    • Gallagher's Shorthand Notebooks, December 18, 1947Box 7
    • Gallagher's Shorthand Notebooks, January 19, 1948Box 7
    • Gallagher's Shorthand Notebooks, February 24, 1948Box 7
    • Gallagher's Shorthand Notebooks, March 14, 1948Box 7
    • Gallagher's Shorthand Notebooks: (Krupp; Ohlendorf), March 28, 1948Box 8
    • Gallagher's Shorthand Notebooks: (Einsatzgruppen; Farben), April 2, 1948Box 8
    • Gallagher's Shorthand Notebooks: (Interrogation High Command), April 20, 1948Box 8
    • Gallagher's Shorthand Notebooks, April 29, 1948Box 8
    • Gallagher's Shorthand Notebooks: (Ministers), May 4, 1948Box 8
    • Gallagher's Shorthand Notebooks, May 8, 1948Box 8
    • Gallagher's Shorthand Notebooks: (High Command), May 18, 1948Box 8
    • Gallagher's Shorthand Notebooks, May 26, 1948Box 8
    • Photographs (mostly negatives), postcards, European moneyBox 8
  • Correspondence
    • Office of U.S. Chief of Counsel, U.S. Army, Administrative Division, 42pp., 1945Box 9, Folder 1
    • Mostly form letters, e.g. travel orders, memos, etc.Box 9, Folder 2
    • Office of U.S. Chief of Counsel, etc., 47pp., 1947–1950Box 9, Folder 3
    • Personal Correspondence to and from Gallagher, 31pp., 1945Box 9, Folder 4
    • Personal correspondence, 71pp., 1946Box 9, Folder 5
    • Personal correspondence, 11pp., 1948Box 9, Folder 6
    • Personal correspondence, 33pp., 1949Box 9, Folder 7
    • Personal correspondence, 38pp., 1950Box 9, Folder 8
    • Miscellaneous (e.g. application forms, clippings, souvenir material, accident claims)Box 9, Folder 9
  • Newspaper Clippings
    • Miscellaneous and unsorted World War II newspaper clippingsBox 10, Folder 1
  • Pamphlets, Books and Magazines
    • Schmidt's Bayrischen Schulatlas., 1931Box 11, Item 1
    • Can the Germans be Re-educated? War Dept., 1945Box 11, Item 2
    • Francis Biddle. Democracy and Racial Minorities. Institute for Religious Studies., 1943Box 11, Item 3
    • General Marshall's Report: The Winning of the War in Europe and the Pacific., 1945Box 11, Item 4
    • LIFE magazine (with reports from Nuremberg)., Sept. 16, 1945; December 10, 1945Box 11, Item 5
    • Freude und Arbeit (Berlin). v. 3 #2, 7, 12; v. 4 #1, 1938–1939Box 11, Item 6
    • Illustrierten Beobachter., Sept., 1934; Feb., 1936; March, April, 1938Box 11, Item 7
    • Berliner Illustrierter Zeitung., May 1, 1933Box 11, Item 8
    • Sonder-Ausgabe der Berliner Illustrierten., 1934; 1938Box 11, Item 9
    • New York Times. “Text of Indictment of Major War Criminals before the International Military Tribunal.”, October 19, 1945Box 11, Item 10
    • Die Neue Zeitung. “Beginn in Nurnberg”, November 23, 1945Box 11, Item 11
  • Miscellaneous
    • Angels' Angles, U.S. Army Transport Marine Angel (at sea)., October 21-26, 1946Box 12, Folder 1
    • The Army Brat, Nurnberg High School., 1947-1948Box 12, Folder 2
    • Box 12, Folder 3
      • Army Talks (on war criminals and the Nuremberg Trials) v. 4 #26-27; v. 5#1-2, Nov., 1945; Jan., 1946Box 12, Folder 3, Item 1
      • Young Yanks Abroad, Nurnberg-Furth Junior High School v. 2; v. 4, 1948Box 12, Folder 3, Item 2
    • The Voyager, U.S. Army Transport Henry Gibbins., June 13-15, 1947Box 12, Folder 4
    • Reporter's Form Book, Chicago Chapter, N.S.R.A., 1928Box 12, Folder 5
        Note:  Belonged to Charles J. Gallagher; contains samples of proceedings.
    • Memorabilia (e.g., guidebooks, theater and concert programs, maps, ticket stubs, receipts, menus, postcards, etc.)Box 12, Folder 6
    • Memorabilia (e.g., guidebooks, theater and concert programs, maps, ticket stubs, receipts, menus, postcards, etc.)Box 12, Folder 7
    • Gaylord 1Oversize 13
      • France; via French Line, no. 79 (Cruise magazine), n.d.Oversize 13, Item 1
      • L'Illustration, December 3, 1938Oversize 13, Item 2
      • L'Illustre; revue hebdomadire suisse, June 27, 1940; December 26, 1940; July 31, 1941Oversize 13, Item 3
      • Match, May 30, 1940Oversize 13, Item 4
      • The American Traveler, 3 issues., December 13, 1945-July 9, 1947Oversize 13, Item 5
      • Fränkische Presse, August 13, 1946Oversize 13, Item 6
      • Wiener Kurier, 3 issues., January, 1948Oversize 13, Item 7
      • The Young World (Die Junge Welt)., September, 1950Oversize 13, Item 8
    • Gaylord 2, September 1, 1939 - December, 1945Oversize 14
        Scope and Contents: This gaylord box contains newspapers and/or clippings from these papers:Chicago Daily News, Chicago Tribune, The Elmhurst Press, The Elmhurst Leader.
    • Gaylord 3, January 4, 1946 - June 22, 1946Oversize 15
        Scope and Contents: This gaylord box contains newspapers and/or clippings from these papers:Chicago Daily News, Chicago Tribune, The Elmhurst Press, The Elmhurst Leader.
    • Gaylord 4, July 1, 1946 - March 25, 1947Oversize 16
        Scope and Contents: This gaylord box contains newspapers and/or clippings from these papers:Chicago Daily News, Chicago Tribune, The Elmhurst Press, The Elmhurst Leader.