Holocaust Days of Remembrance

In the past week many institutions have commemorated Holocaust Days of Remembrance week in different ways, by reading names; featured exhibits; and table displays featuring historical resources.  The American Heritage Center commemorates Holocaust Days of Remembrance week by highlighting one of its collections, the Murray C. Bernays papers.

Bernays was an influential lawyer during the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials and his papers contain indexes, correspondence, legal documents, reports, and clippings from the trials.

Inspection group made up of British, French, and U.S. representatives, arriving at Nuremberg, Germany July 21, 1945. Murray C. Bernays papers, #3817, “Photographs” Folder, Box 3. American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

Inspection group made up of British, French, and U.S. representatives, arriving at Nuremberg, Germany July 21, 1945. Murray C. Bernays papers, #3817, “Photographs” Folder, Box 3. American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

By preserving Bernays’ papers, and several other collections from Americans involved with war crime trials during World War II, researchers at the American Heritage Center for generations to come can access a record of events from a terrible time in history, and it can be said we will not forget.

-Amanda Stow, Reference Archivist

 

 

 

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