The Tokyo War Crimes Trial, U.Va.

The Tokyo War Crimes Trial

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Nuremberg

Jap Intrigue in North China Told at Trial News Article

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Reports on the Soviet-Mongolian Protocol that was revealed in court in which "as early as November, 1934, the Soviet Union and the Mongolian Peoples' Republic had a 'gentleman's agreement' for mutual military aid supposedly to counter-act Japanese expansion in the Republic." Excerpts from the secret agreements were read into evidence. Brief news wire service reports alert readers that Martin Bormann, "Hitler's missing deputy part leader, was seen in Munich only a week ago and that a house to house search for him is going on." Also gives an update on the Nuremberg trials where assistant prosecutor Charles Dubost presented the closing argument for France and joined Great Britain in calling for the death penalty for the top Nazis on trial.

Doc. No. 4096 - Analysis of Documentary Evidence

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Analysis of Photostat: Memorandum about a conference between Hitler and OSHIMA in the presence of Ribbentrop. Source of Original: Nuremberg through War Department. Persons implicated: OSHIMA. Crimes to which document applicable: German-Japanese-Italian collaboration; atrocities at sea.
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197CE Sep 4th

Heat Forces Webb to Adjourn Trials Until Next Monday News Article

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Reports on the recess of the IMTFE as a result of the lack of an adequate cooling system for the courtroom. The intense heat conditions caused some members to fear adverse health side effects if they continued to meet during the hottest weeks of the summer. The trial is set to resume on Monday. Also reports on Webb's reminder to "the defense that the Tokyo Tribunal is not going to follow the rules set by the Nuremberg Tribunal." William Logan, defense counsel for Sadao Araki, had made a request that the Nuremberg rules be allowed "regarding the prosecution's presentation of an interrogation statement" by Araki. The prosecution presented the previous day on the Manchurian Incident with documents entered into evidence by Elton M. Hyder, Walter I. MacKenzie, and Mrs. Grace K. Llewellyn.

War Crimes Prosecution Planning Memorandum

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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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1945CE May 17th

Military Court Preparing Now to Try Tojo News Article

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Reports on pending indictment to be offered by Joseph B. Keenan against the accused Japanese war criminals, adding that the start of the trial date cannot be fixed until after the pleas have been entered. Also describes the composition of the court and he names of the justices. Another news wire segment reports on events at Nuremberg with the headline "Nazi Admiral May Write Questions for Nimitz."
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