The Tokyo War Crimes Trial, U.Va.

The Tokyo War Crimes Trial

Digital Collection

Bacteriological Warfare

Bacteriological Warfare

Date 13 December 1946
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 3
Folder General Reports and Memoranda from December 1946
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
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Memorandum to Major-General A. N. Vasilyev about "the activities of the Ishii Detachment in experimenting with bacteria as a means of attack." Indicates that the Tribunal will not hear evidence on this topic unless the Prosecution can assure them that the individuals accused can be directly tied to the atrocities. Advises Vasilyev that the U.S.S.R. should not produce witnesses on this issue because the chance of success is so slight.