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War Crime Trials and Perpetrators

Our holdings on war crime trials largely pertain to those crimes committed by the Nazis and their allies during the Second World War. We also hold a small but growing section on war crime trials relating to other genocides.

Resources in The Wiener Holocaust Library’s Collection

Relevant publications, journals and documents can be found on our online catalogue by searching for ‘War crimes’, ‘War criminals’, or specific trials e.g. ‘Eichmann Trial’. 

Most of our collection can only be accessed onsite in the Wolfson Reading Room so plan your visit today.

Highlights include:

United Nations War Crimes Commission Archive

This large archive contains a wide variety of documentation relating to the handling of war crimes by the Allied powers between 1943 and 1949, including: lists of alleged war criminals, files of charges brought against them, minutes of meetings, reports, correspondence, trial transcripts and other related materials. Further information about the full contents of the archive can be found in our Online Catalogue.

Note: Please contact us in advance of your visit to make an appointment to view these files and to find out more about conditions for access.

Other archives and resources

The following projects also hold archival material relating to the War Crimes Trial:

Any further questions? Ask a Librarian

If you have further questions please do not hesitate to contact us in the Wolfson Reading Room, by calling 020 7636 7247, or via email.

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