Summer Auction 2019 Sale 76
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Bound copy of the final pleas submitted by twenty of the major German war criminals tried in Nuremberg, as submitted by them at the conclusion of their trial on Aug. 31, 1946. There are in all 58 legal folio pages of printed typed text, in German, all contemporary to the trial. Among those represented are Goring, Hess, Ribbentrop, Keitel, Streicher, Jodl, Donitz, Rosenberg, Speer, and so on, with their comments varying widely. The first page bears the ownership signature of PHILIPP FEHL (1920-2000) Fehl was an Austrian artist and art historian who left Austria after the Anschluss. In 1943 he enrolled in the US Army and worked as an instructor in the re-educational program for German POWs held in the U.S. In 1945 he married Raina Fehl, daughter of the writer Erich Fritz Schweinburg. After his discharge from the Army, he and Raina were given appointments as interrogators at the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal. Through his work at the trials, he became well acquainted with a number of war criminals who had exercised direct influence on German art as well as others who committed crimes against humanity. He gives detailed descriptions of his work at the trials in the portion of his memoirs entitled "The Ghosts of Nuremberg." Six original press photographs, each 5" x 4", showing various proceedings at the trial including testimony by Ribbentrop, Frick, and others.
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Minimum Bid: $240.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,950.00
Estimate: $500 - $700
Auction closed on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
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