Nuremberg Race Laws - Originals

During World War II, General Eisenhower ordered that all Nazi-Party documents should be confiscated as the Allies liberated Germany. 

After the war was over, General George S. Patton, Jr. had possession of the original Nuremberg Race laws.  Wanting to preserve them, Patton gave the documents to the Huntington Library (in California).

This video clip, from the U.S. National Archives, features those original laws.  It also incorporates clips from the Nuremberg trials where photocopies of the laws were introduced as evidence.  At the time, prosecutors did not realize the original documents still existed.

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Video clip online, courtesy U.S. National Archives.


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