This is the NARA finding aid booklet for Case XI (I may be wrong that the "Cased No. 11" in the footnote refers to Case XI) https://www.archives.gov/files/research/captured-german-records/microfilm/m897.pdf
The Guide to Federal Records information on the WWII War Crimes cases has other links to other records https://www.archives.gov/research/captured-german-records/war-crimes-trials.html
The Library of Congress has transcriptions of the trials online https://www.loc.gov/rr/frd/Military_Law/Nuremberg_trials.html
Thank you for your reply, it was very helpful. I believe I found that the records I am interested in are described in this finding guide: https://www.archives.gov/files/research/captured-german-records/microfilm/t1139.pdf. However, since NARA is closed I am trying to figure out if there are other establishments with copies of the NG Microfilm Series. From consulting German-language secondary source material it appears that the Institut für Zeitgeschichte in Munich may have copies. Does anyone have experience requesting digitized copies of material from them? Or know of other locations that might have this material?
Through WorldCat I could track a set of these microfilms at the Hoover Institution, Stanford, CA. Interestingly, there is no current notice about closure due to the COVID-19 situation of the library and archive. You can quickly use Stanford University's SearchWorks catalog for German collections with preset filters from this Hoover webpage, https://www.hoover.org/library-archives/collections/germany , then chooseunder Media microfilms and under Topics War crime trials.
The Institut für Zeitgeschichte in Munich and Berlin, https://www.ifz-muenchen.de/ , keeps these microfilms in its archive, searchable in this database, http://archiv.ifz-muenchen.de/liste_start.FAU?sid=01E644601&dm=1&listex=Best%E4ndegliederung . Currently you can visit the IfZ only on appointment.
As for further online documentation, Harvard Law School Library mentions a number of online collections for the Nuremberg Trials, https://exhibits.law.harvard.edu/nuremberg70/othercollections . At the German portal Zeno the text of the first 23 volumes of the German version of the Blue Series are searchable, http://www.zeno.org/Geschichte/M/Der+N%C3%BCrnberger+Proze%C3%9F . I saw at Fold3 images of an interrogation of Hans Fritzsche, https://www.fold3.com/browse/115/hW1XxVrNbbTRxkaZA2suTStoK in the series WWII Nuernberg Interrogation Records.
The references to these records and editions really need to be very clear, giving not just the number of an item, but preferably also its date and place within a set for a particular group of trials at Nuremberg, I took me some time before I realized the NG series is just one of the record series concerning these trials. I am afraid many references are in this sense incomplete, they lead to much homework before you find the source.
Dear Mr. Goldstein,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located two series of records in the National Archives Collection of World War II War Crimes Records (Record Group 238) that should contain the document you are seeking. The first series is titled Nuernberg Government (NG) Documents, 10/24/1946-6/20/1949. Records in this series have been microfilmed and are available as National Archives Microfilm Publication T1139, “Records of the U.S. Nuernberg War Crimes Trials: NG Series, 1933-1948.” A descriptive pamphlet for T1139 Microfilm Publication may be accessed on the National Archives website. According to the pamphlet, NG-4351 should be located on roll 44.
The second series we located is titled Prosecution Exhibits in Case No. 11, United States v. Ernst von Weizsaecker, et al., 1947-1949. Records located in this series have also been microfilmed and are available as National Archives Microfilm Publication M897, “Records of the U.S. Nuernberg War Crimes Trials: 'United States of America v. Ernst von Weizsaecker et al.' (Case XI), Dec. 20, 1947-Apr. 14, 1949.” A descriptive pamphlet for M897 Microfilm Publication may be viewed on NARA’s website. Based on the information provided in the pamphlet, Prosecution Exhibit 867 is located on roll 31.
For access to T1139 & M897, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at email@example.com.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.
Since these records have been microfilmed, the copies of the microfilm may be available in a nearby research library or major university. We searched online and located both microfilm publications T1139 and M897 at the Hoover Institution Library and Archives at Stanford, California.
In addition, the National Archives created a website about World War II War Crimes Records in our custody that might be of interest to you.
Further, when researching the Nuernberg trials, you may want to consult the published records of the trial proceedings and documentation in the following:
1. Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression, Office of the Chief of Counsel for Prosecution of
Axis Criminality, 10 volumes, Washington, DC, 1946-1948.
2. Trials of the Major War Criminals before the International Military Tribunal, 42
volumes, Nuernberg, 1947-1949.
3. Trials of War Criminals before the Nuernberg Military Tribunals Under Control
Council Law No. 10, 15 volumes, Washington, DC, 1949-1953.
The first of these contains only the prosecution trial briefs and documentation. The second publication is a substantially complete record of the proceedings and many of the documents submitted in evidence, both by the prosecution and the defense. The last is a selection from testimony, statements of counsel, and exhibits in the twelve subsequent Nuernberg cases. These publications are out of print, but should be available in major university, reference, or research libraries. They also have been scanned and are available here on the Library of Congress website.
Lastly, we suggest you search the Nuremberg Trials Project on the Harvard Law School Library’s website as it provides digital versions of documents from the Harvard Law School Library relating to the trial of military and political leaders of Nazi Germany before the International Military Tribunal (IMT) and to the twelve trials of other accused war criminals before the United States Nuremberg Military Tribunals (NMT). It features trial transcripts, briefs, document books, evidence files, and other papers.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!
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