On March 31, the Harvard Law School Library’s Nuremberg Trials Project announced its selection as a recipient of a Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The $97,326 grant will go toward the work of making its archive of all 13 Nuremberg Trials web-accessible. The award is specifically earmarked for the processing of the materials from Case 9, the trial dealing with the prosecution of crimes committed by Nazi SS Einsatzgruppen (mobile death squads) during WWII.
The award period runs from May 2017 through April 2018, and will support the in-depth analysis and description of the Case 9 trial materials, conversion of the Case 9 transcript to machine-readable format, and the posting of these materials and attendant document images as well as related background information to the Project’s publicly accessible website.
With the addition of Case 9 to the currently available Cases 1-4 and 7, the Project website will have added an important new thematic area to its online materials, another milestone as it continues its goal of making the materials from all 13 trials accessible to the public over the course of the next few years.