Search thousands of historical documents from the Nuremberg trials.

Examine trial transcripts, briefs, document books, evidence files, and other papers from the trials of military and political leaders of Nazi Germany.

Access the Collection

The Harvard Law School Library's Nuremberg Trials Project is an open-access initiative to create and present digitized images or full-text versions of the Library's Nuremberg documents, descriptions of each document, and general information about the trials.

The Project currently provides access to most of the following materials for five of the United States Nuremberg Military Tribunals, NMT 1 (U.S.A. v. Karl Brandt et al.), NMT 2 (U.S.A. v. Erhard Milch), NMT3 (U.S.A. v. Josef Altstoetter et al.), NMT 4 (U.S.A. v. Pohl et al.), and NMT7 (U.S.A. v. Wilhelm List et al.):

Trial documents

Documents used by the prosecution and defense during the trials.

Evidence file documents

Sets of evidentiary material assembled by the war crimes staff for potential use in the trials.

Trial transcripts

Verbatim records of proceedings in court, including witness testimony, oral arguments, and court rulings and judgments.


Photographs of Nuremberg Trials defendants, judges, and trial activities.


Photograph of Nuremberg courtroom

Trial Issues

Uncover the topics related to the Nuremberg trials. Trial issues are criminal activities or subjects at issue in a trial that are addressed by a document. Usually these are prosecution charges—like crimes against humanity—or a defense response. Examine some of the collection's most-accessed trial topics.

Epidemic jaundice experiments High altitude experiments Jewish skeleton collection Malaria experiments Poison gas experiments

Photograph of Hermann Goering and Rudolph Hess reviewing a document at the trial


Access documents and transcripts related to specific people—defendants, authors, prosecutors, and more—involved in the trials. Start with these three high-ranking officers.

A snippet from the header of the typewritten transcript for NMT-1, USA v. Karl Brandt

Evidence File Documents

Collections of documents assembled by IMT and NMT staff for possible use in the trials, evidence files provided nearly all of the documentary evidence used by the prosecution. The documents were organized into sixteen subject groups. Here are a couple of the most interesting.

Trial Transcripts

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