The Tokyo War Crimes Trial, U.Va.

The Tokyo War Crimes Trial

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War Crimes Prosecution Planning Memorandum

War Crimes Prosecution Planning Memorandum

Date 17 May 1945
Language English
Collection C.W.J. Phelps Collection
Box Box 2
Folder Second Phelps Scrap Book
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
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Top secret planning memorandum for the prosecution of war criminals after World War II, including, but not limited to: individuals (Hitler, Goering, Himmler, and others); organizations (such as the S. S. and Gestapo). On the first page of the document is written this warning: "Caution: This is not yet an agreed plan. The circulation of this paper by the immediate members of the Chief of Counsel's staff will be limited to those accredited individuals whose work makes access to the paper necessary." The memorandum was produced by the authorization of John J. McCloy, Assistant Secretary of War.
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