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2015.2.190abc

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Copy, Reprographic

Date

8-8-1946

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Description: Filmsy, tan papers with two hole punches on the left side. Upper right of each page has damage from exposure to paperclip, as well as blackness. Each is typewritten in English.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:Three contemporary copies of reports by Nuremberg investigator Henry Sachs on behalf of the U.S. Counsel, Nuremberg, Aug. 8, 1945. These are essentially summaries of evidentiary documents.

1) A letter by Wolfram Sievers of the Ahnenerbe Society, addressed to Dr. Rudolf Brandt, on methods of securing of skulls of Jews for "scientific" research at the Reich University of Strassburg. In another attachment by Dr. August Hirt, it is proposed that after preliminary work is done, photographs and measurements taken, personal information on the prisoners gathered, the heads should be kept undamaged and sent in sealed tins with preserving fluid for future research.

2) A letter from Wolfram Sievers to Rudolf Brandt reminding the latter that--on Himmler's orders--Prof. Hirt should get what he needs for his anthropological research, citing 150 Jewish skeletons needed for Hirt's "experiments" to be arranged at Auschwitz.

3) Reference to a letter from Sievers to Brandt marked "Top Secret" in which Sievers asks for direction as to disposition of the collection assembled by Dr. Hirt and the fact that "defleshing" of the corspes has not been completed" due to the "vast amount of work" associated with the "research" that Hirt was performing.

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13 x 8"

Keywords

Nuremberg, Nuremberg Trials, Reich University of Strassburg, Auschwitz, Experiments, Sachs, Brandt, Hirt, Sievers, Himmler

Nuremberg Trials Evidence Analysis

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