TYPE: Documents (Loose)
DIMENSIONS: various sizes
COMPONENTS: 55 leaves
CONDITION: various sizes and conditions.
priceInfo: Originally paired with two other items (Eric Caren Auction). 950; 1000. Estimate $300-400 (Sold for $175)
LANGUAGE
Language: English
ITEM ID: 1117

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Prosecution Papers for Japanese War Crimes

DATE
Year: 1945
Decade: 1940s
Century: 20th (1901-2000)

Papers of a prosecutor at the Japanese war crimes trials. Two items in this lot relate directly to the trials. Both are contemporary carbon copies. One, dated 6 November 1945, sets out three cases of alleged atrocities committed by the Japanese, including cannibalism, torture, and the lynching of downed pilots by Japanese civilians. The second memorandum, dated eight days later, summarizes the testimony of a Korean man that two American pilots “were tortured while in prison and were forced to eat human feces.” Also included are numerous memoranda concerning the trial’s interpreters and staff on this project, as well as prosecutor Nelson Buhler’s personnel papers.