Public to get access to Nuremberg trials digital recordings


Public to get access to Nuremberg trials digital recordings
In this March 27, 1946 file photo, Nazi German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop, right, leans in front of Rudolf Hess, Hitler’s deputy, to confer with his lawyer, lower left, while Hermann Goering, center, chief of the German air force and one of Hitler’s closest aides, turns to talks with Karl Doenitz, rear right, during the Nueremberg war crime trial session. Audio recordings from the historic Nuremberg trials will be made available to the public for the first time in digital form after a nearly two-year digitization process conducted in secret. The files capture around 1,200 hours of the high-profile trial of Nazi leaders in Nuremberg, Germany from 1945 to 1946. (AP Photo, File)

Audio recordings from the Nuremberg trials of Nazi leaders will be made available to the public for the first time in digital form after a nearly two-year process conducted in secret.

The Memorial of the Shoah in Paris will officially accept the recordings at a ceremony Thursday evening.

The files capture around several hundred hours of the historic trials in Nuremberg, Germany, from 1945 to 1946. Until now, they existed only on 2,000 large discs housed since 1950 in the library of the International Court of Justice in the Hague, Netherlands.

The court, the Paris Memorial and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum commissioned French sound restoration firm Gecko to digitize the audio.

The public will soon be able to listen to the files in reading rooms at all three institutions.

Public to get access to Nuremberg trials digital recordings
This 1945 file picture shows the interior view of the court room of the Nuremberg Trials against Top Nazis in Nuremberg. Audio recordings from the historic Nuremberg trials will be made available to the public for the first time in digital form after a nearly two-year digitization process conducted in secret. The files capture around 1,200 hours of the high-profile trial of Nazi leaders in Nuremberg, Germany from 1945 to 1946. (dpa via AP, File)

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