Nuremberg, Germany: International Military Tribunal, 1945-06-28
Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Law Library
Subdivision 53 / Others Investigated or Interrogated
53.001 (Taylor memo to Jackson, 28 June 1945)
Dr. Franz Weidenreich
This memo from Taylor to Justice Jackson cites the following document, "Memorandum on scientists suspected as war criminals," by Franz Weidenreich, as a potential additional dimension of the prosecution's case. The substance of the memo is that certain German anthropologists who gained university positions under the Nazi regime, and who "provided a pseudo-scientific basis for the German racial laws and theories," might well be prosecuted as war criminals. This document is a typewritten carbon copy of excellent quality on thin, browning paper.