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Nuremberg Document Book

Document Book
Robert Jackson, U.S. Chief of Counsel
International Military Tribunal.
Document Book
Bound typescript
Hebraic Section,
African Middle East Division

Displayed here is the document book used at the trial of Nazi leader Martin Bormann (1900-1945?), who was tried in absentia and sentenced to death by the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg in 1946. A key associate of Adolf Hitler, Bormann implemented the racist programs of National Socialism, especially the persecution and extermination of European Jewry. His exact fate after the war is unclear. He was officially declared dead in 1973, when a forensic expert determined that a skeleton uncovered at an excavation in West Germany was most likely Bormann's.

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